Call for Presenter on William Hinton

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is looking for a speaker to celebrate the centennial of syphilologist William Hinton.  Here is the email I received from them. If anyone has worked on Hinton and is interested, please contact Dr. Al DeMaria at the State Health Department (alfred.demaria  Thanks.

We would be looking for a speaker who could recount aspects of the life and career of William Hinton and put them in context.  We are putting together an exhibit on this from available information and some of the material we hold, like Hinton’s correspondence within the Department of Public Health and his books.  The presentation would deal with the impact of racism on his career or his contribution to the diagnosis and management of syphilis, or better yet, both.  It would probably have to be someone within a 500 mile radius.  At the opening of the State Lab in 1974, Vernal Cave, who was then President of the NMA, spoke from personal acquaintance with Hinton, but such acquaintances are no longer available.

Susan M. Reverby
Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas
Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
Wellesley College
on sabbatical 2012-13

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