Pitt Faculty Giving Deadly Medicine Lectures at the Andy Warhol Museum

Issue Date: 
February 12, 2007

Pitt professors are giving a weekly series of talks at the Andy Warhol Museum through March 18 in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition titled Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.

The lecture series, titled Perspectives on Deadly Medicine, includes 30-minute talks at 4 p.m. Sundays in the exhibition space at the Warhol Museum, located at 117 Sandusky St., North Side. The talks are free with museum admission.

Remaining speakers in the series include Elizabeth Getting, associate professor of human genetics and director of Pitt’s Genetic Counseling Program (Feb. 18); Stephen B. Thomas, director of the Center for Minority Health and the Philip Hallen Professor of Community Health and Social Justice in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health (Feb. 25); Mary Crossley, professor of law and dean of Pitt’s School of Law (March 4); Seymour Drescher, University Professor of History and Sociology (March 11); and Katherine Seelman, professor and associate dean of disability programs in the University’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

The Deadly Medicine exhibition explores the Holocaust’s roots in early 20th-century pseudo-science and assertions that Charles Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” theory should be applied to humans, and that “inferior” people should be eliminated from the population.

For more information, call the museum at 412-237-8300 or visit www.warhol.org.