By Renée Sharrock

The ongoing History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series begins at a new time – 4:30-5:30 p.m. The lectures will continue to be held in the Historical Collections and Archives Room (AB-225) in the Greenblatt Library and are free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 – 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Russell Moores

Topic: TDr. Russell Mooreshe Chronicle of George and Procuring Specimens for the Teaching of Anatomy

George is a mummified body discovered in 1913 in the Old Medical College of Georgia Building on Telfair Street after the College moved from there to today’s GRU Health Sciences campus.

Dr. Russell Moores began his MCG faculty tenure in 1965 and only recently retired in June of this year. He has authored numerous articles regarding the history of Medical College of Georgia.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check back for a new date and time.

Speaker: Dr. Gregory Postma

Dr. Gregory PostmaTopic: Bronchoscopy

Visitors to the Historical Collections and Archives are fascinated by the “Bronchoscopic History of Dr. Clyde Edison Purcell” exhibit which features 146 items extracted by Dr. Purcell from the throats of patients from 1905-1947. While viewing the exhibit, most non-medical visitors ask, “How do physicians remove items like that from someone’s throat?” Dr. Gregory Postma will enlighten us while giving a history overview of the medical practice of bronchoscopy.

Dr. Postma is a Professor and Vice-Chairman of the GRU Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is an Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology and former President of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association and Dysphagia Research Society. He received a 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and a 2009 Presidential Citation from the American Broncho-Esophagological Association.

For more information about the Lecture Series or about the Historical Collections and Archives, please contact Renée Sharrock at or 706-721-3444.