Howard Markel, MD, PhD, will present the 2007 Fedele F. and Iris M. Fauri Memorial Lecture. His presentation, entitled "A Historically Based Thought Experiment: Meeting New Challenges for Children's Health and Well-Being," will explore the United States' readiness to embrace an idea developed nearly 100 years ago: a federal agency devoted to children.
Howard Markel, the George Edward Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine at U-M, is Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Professor of History, Professor of Health Management and Policy, Professor of Psychiatry, and Director of the U-M Center for the History of Medicine.
Dr. Markel is a prolific author of books and articles on medical history and pediatrics and frequently contributes to the New York Times. He was an inaugural fellow and scholar at the Center for Scholars and Writers of the New York Public Library and was named a centennial historian of the City of New York for his scholarly study of New York City and the history of public health and immigration.
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