From Chemical Weapon to Cancer Treatment: Mustard Gas and the Origins of Chemotherapy
Friday, Nov. 17, 12-1 p.m.
Main Auditorium, Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Nigel Rusted 2017 Lectureship in Medical Humanities. Susan L. Smith, PhD, is a professor of history in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Her new book, Toxic Exposures: Mustard Gas and the Health Consequences of World War II in the United States (Rutgers University Press, 2017), examines the toxic legacy of war for humans and the environment. Her book investigates the use of soldiers as human subjects, race-based medical experiments, ocean dumping of chemical munitions, and the links between chemical weapons and cancer treatment.
Presented by Faculty of Medicine