Shaheen Islam, MD, will present History of Bronchoscopy on Thursday, May 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Greenblatt Library’s Historical Collections and Archives room. Dr. Islam is the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. He chairs the Bronchoscopy Procedure Accreditation Committee of the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology and is a member of the association’s Board of Directors and Interventional Pulmonology Board Certification Examination Development Committee in addition to other leadership positions in other medical organizations and serves as an academic editor of the journal Medicine.
On permanent display in the Historical Collections and Archives (HCA) room is the Bronchoscopic History of Dr. Clyde Edison Purcell, 1905-1947. This exhibit features objects removed by Dr. Purcell from his patients at Riverside Hospital, Illinois Central Hospital, and his office in Paducah, Kentucky from 1905 to 1947. The exhibit includes a log book giving details of each object in the framed case such as the date and instrument used to remove the object. Dr. Purcell’s Bronchoscopic History is one of the most viewed items in the HCA room.
Dr. Purcell received his medical degree from the Hospital College of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, and he passed away in 1948. He was not a graduate of MCG, nor did he practice medicine in Georgia. The library was given Dr. Purcell’s Bronchoscopic History exhibit in 1963 by his grandson, Ewell Carlyle Noel, Jr. when he was a student at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Noel received his medical degree from MCG in 1965 and passed away in 2014.
Dr. Islam’s presentation is part of the Greenblatt Library’s History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. Join us on May 23 at 4:30 p.m. For more information about the lecture series, please call 706-721-3444 or click here.