In Defense of Eclecticism


From 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

2019 Lloyd Fellow, Dr. Amy Welling Gregg, examines the development of nineteenth century American medicine and pharmacy. Following the Civil War, as medical fields became professionalized, Eclectic medicine, which was patient-driven and nature-based, came under attack by the emerging field of medicine, Allopathy.  Determined to pursue a scientific approach, this new medicine focused on disease, and practiced vivisection despite social, cultural and ethical concerns. Dr. Gregg probes the debate between the two sides, the implicit biases that influenced the process of medical professionalism, and the resulting impact on medical training and treatments available today.

Dr. Gregg is a social justice scholar, who focuses on the intersection of race, gender and class in American Medical and Pharmaceutical History. She is a full-time associate lecturer at The Ohio State University-Newark.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Door open at 6:30 p.m.