Friends of the P.I. Nixon Lecture Series
Topic: Anti-Vax: 19th Century Insights into a Modern Healthcare Issue
Speaker: Jacob Canfield (School of Medicine)
Opposition and fear have surrounded vaccinations since their implementation in Britain during the early 19th century. Many of the initial arguments 19th century "anti-vaxxers" made against vaccination practices reflect the same concerns many individuals have regarding vaccinations in the United States today. By investigating early vaccines and the anti-vaccination movements surrounding them, I hope to provide a fresh perspective on this continually relevant issue of modern healthcare.
Jacob Canfield is the winner of the 2019 Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award. He is a first year medical student from Fort Worth, a graduate of Texas A&M University Commerce, and is involved with Frontera de Salud and Access Care Texas at UT Health San Antonio. Jacob loves nature, history, and fossil hunting!
*Light refreshments will be served.
Please note the Howe Conference Room is located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library, which is located on the UT Health San Antonio main campus. Click here for directions.
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- Wednesday, March 4, 2020
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Collaboratory 4.074