Associate Professor Julia Nelson-Hawkins’s talk on Friday, October 9th, went very well. Listeners were arriving early to the presentation, until every seat was taken and students, faculty, and other listeners began to stand around the perimeters of the room. Professor Nelson-Hawkins talked about how the ancient methods of medicine practiced by the Greeks have influenced today’s medical field and the new classes that are being created to delve into the intricacies of how ancient medicine and modern medicine are connected. Professor Nelson-Hawkins discussed how the ancients viewed diseases and the emphasis that was placed on the connections with the divine and the natural world.
The reception afterwards went swimmingly, as well. Students were asking questions and were engaging in the discussions. Overall, the presentation given by Associate Professor Julia Nelson-Hawkins gave students and faculty new understanding about how ancient medicine is affecting today’s medical field.