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Media Invitation

May 17, 2010 For immediate release

Medical miracles: doctors, saints, and healing in the modern world

A talk by Dr Jacalyn Duffin
Hannah Chair, History of Medicine at Queen’s University

Modern culture may separate medicine and miracles, but their histories are closely intertwined. Physician and historian Dr Jacalyn Duffin has examined Vatican sources on 1,400 miracles from six continents and spanning four centuries. Join her at the Canada Science and Technology Museum as she recounts intimate stories of illness, prayer, and treatment — a woman’s tumour disappears, a man’s wound heals itself — exploring how medicine and religion interpret examples of human distress.

Dr. Duffin’s talk is based on her book by the same title, published in 2009 and awarded the Jason A. Hannah Medal for a significant publication in the history of medicine.

When: Monday, May 17, 2010
7 p.m.

Where: Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa

Media contact:

Kelly Ray, media and public relations
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Telephone: 613-949-5732
Email: kray@technomuses.ca