MUSC Waring Library’s Joseph I. Waring Jr. Lecture scheduled

  • Monday, March 31, 2014

The Waring Historical Library at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announces that its annual Warren A. Sawyer Lecture will take place on Thursday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Basic Sciences Building auditorium on the campus of the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Henry Fraser will present his talk, “Pestilence in Paradise: Dr. William Hillary's Epidemiology in Colonial Barbados.” In 2012, Dr. Fraser and Dr. J. Edward Hutson edited the reissue of Dr. William Hillary's “Observations on the Changes of the Air and the Concomitant Epidemical Diseases in the Island of Barbadoes,” first published in 1759 in London.

Dr. Henry Fraser GCM, BSc (Physiology), MBBS, PhD (Pharmacology), FACP, FRCP is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Barbados. He was the founding director of the Chronic Disease Research Center at the University of the West Indies and served as dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences in Barbados from 2001 until his retirement in 2010. He has also been an active writer, artist, public orator, architectural historian and conservationist. His publications include more than one hundred peer-reviewed medical and scientific papers on medical education, drug treatment, epilepsy, hypertension, obesity, stroke and many other subjects. He is also the author of hundreds of articles and newspaper columns, along with several books about Barbados history, heritage, architecture and culture, including Treasures of Barbados, Illustrious West Indians and the co-authored Historic Houses of Barbados and A–Z of Barbados Heritage.

A reception will follow at the Wickliffe House. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the library at 843-792-2288 or waringhl@musc.edu.

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