Robert E. Greenspan, MD is a practicing nephrologist and is available to speak on all topics covered in Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art at medical school Grand Rounds, universities, organizations, and meetings. Below are examples of two available Power Point presentations. Both lectures are made more meaningful by the use of illustrations and quotes:
Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art
Medical school training in history is often neglected, so here I hope to acquaint the audience with what students, and in fact all faculty and practicing physicians should know about the origins of their profession.
b) Physical Diagnosis
e) Trauma Surgery
g) Urology and the Treatment of Stones
h) Ophthalmology and ENT
l) Quack Medicine
What Every Physician Should Know
Important lessons along with some of the missteps of past physicians should be reviewed at least once in every medical career. This is a chance to meet and learn from some of the past greats and to see diseases that shaped the history of medicine but are no longer a threat.
a) Landmarks in the Second Oldest Profession
b) Diseases You Won't See in Private Practice
c) Doctors Behaving Badly
d) Patient/Physician Relationships
e) Learn some Latin and Impress Your Attending
f) Practice Advice from the Greats
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholaes Tulp, oil on canvas by Rembrandt van Rijn (1632).
March 12, 2011
Thanks again for 2 great talks...people are coming up to me quoting various interesting stories that caught their attention and imagination.
Joseph Nally, MD
June 25, 2009
Thank you for a most energizing lecture...I can't remember when I enjoyed a Grand Rounds as much as I did this morning. Your presentation was excellent and you are to be congratulated in bringing together so much of the richness of medicine throughout the ages to those of us who are entrusted to the care of patients today.
With all best wishes, Joe Bellanti
Joseph A. Bellanti, MD
November 6, 2006
Dear Dr. Greenspan:
It was a pleasure having you speak at our American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter Annual Session recently...I have gotten good reviews on your talk...It was very interesting and compelling.
Very truly yours,
David L. Bronson, MD, FACP
...What makes the book even more fascinating are the numerous anecdotes in it ̬ material which, if used appropriately, can liven up potentially boring lectures in medical school or elsewhere.
—The National Medical Journal of India
If you would like to discuss these or other lectures related to the history of
medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or medical quackery, please get in touch
with Dr. Greenspan at BobGreenspan2000@aol.com.