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Filson Friday - A New Deal for Medicine: Expanding and Desegregating Louisville Hospitals after World War II

Friday, July 12, 2019: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: The Filson Historical Society

Add To Calendar   12/07/2019 12:00:00 12/07/2019 13:00:00 America/Anguilla Filson Friday - A New Deal for Medicine: Expanding and Desegregating Louisville Hospitals after World War II Friday, July 12, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Dr. Lynn Pohl kicks off the Filson's annual Filson Friday lecture series with a lecture on how hospital care transformed during the 1950s and 60s. The Filson Historical Society, 1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208 The Filson Historical Society info@filsonhistorical.org false DD/MM/YYYY


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The Filson's exhibit, "Continuity of Care: Transforming Jewish Hospital for Modern Louisville, 1945-1980," will be open for viewing after the lecture. At the end of World War II, Louisville was home to a varied mix of hospitals, many of which were racially segregated, privately funded, and struggling to stay afloat. In the following decades, a bipartisan act of Congress – the 1946 Hill-Burton Act – would dramatically expand and modernize hospitals throughout the United States. Drawing on the Filson’s architectural and manuscript collections, Dr. Lynn Pohl explores how Hill-Burton funds and requirements spurred investment in specialized technologies and set into motion an uneven process of desegregation, transforming hospital care in Louisville during the 1950s and 1960s. Lynn Pohl, Ph.D., catalogs Jewish and general manuscript collections at the Filson and has published articles about the history of medicine and race.
Filson Friday - A New Deal for Medicine: Expanding and Desegregating Louisville Hospitals after World War II

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