Celebrating the History of The College of Nursing with the Seventh Annual Cecil Striker Society Lecture

Dr. Cecil Striker

Cecil Striker
This photo serves as a link to the article “Dr. Cecil Striker,
An Essential Founder of the ADA.”

By: Nathan Hood

On Thursday, April 14th, the Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions is excited to present its seventh annual Cecil Striker Society Lecture! This year, faculty and students celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the College of Nursing’s Bachelor Degree – which was implemented in the early 1916 in tandem with the creation of the School of Nursing and Health of the Cincinnati General Hospital. This baccalaureate program was, according to the Winkler Center’s records, the first of its kind in the United States and a product of the ‘melding’ between Cincinnati’s pre-existing nursing program and that of the University. This “merging” of affiliations between the nursing education program, the hospital, and the University was only the second instance of its kind in the country. Indeed, the event was revolutionary in more ways than one…

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This image serves as a link to the
official website for the book.

The Winkler Center is proud to announce the publication of The Jewish Hospital & Cincinnati Jews In Medicine by Dr. Frederic Krome; Dr. Krome is an Associate Professor of History at the UC Clermont campus.

While Dr. Krome utilized many collections on or relating to Jewish Hospital in libraries and archives throughout the Cincinnati area, the bulk of his research and the majority of photographs utilized in the book stemmed from the Winkler Center’s extensive collection.

Also, in 2012, Dr. Krome presented on the history of the medical tradition within the Cincinnati Jewish community at the third annual Cecil Striker Society lecture series; a video of Dr. Krome’s presentation is now streaming through the Winkler Center website and is accessible by clicking on the photograph below.

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Sixth Annual Cecil Striker Society Lecture Now Streaming

General Hospital Admin & HS Library Entrance_Burnett Ave. 1

Cincinnati General Hospital Administration Building Entrance, Burnet Avenue.
Both the lecture and correlating display discuss the history of public hospitals primarily through the lens of Cincinnati General Hospital, which is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary at the Burnet campus.

On May 19th, the Henry R. Winkler Center held its sixth annual Cecil Striker Society Lecture entitled “The History of Public Hospitals: Cornerstone of American Healthcare” presented by Dr. Dale C. Smith, Professor of Military Medicine and History in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.

Welcoming remarks and acknowledgements were given by Marianne Ivey, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Chair, Winkler Center Advisory Board, and Lee Ann Liska, President and CEO of University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The presentation is now streaming at this link. To schedule an appointment to view the correlating display for the lecture in our Stanley J. Lucas Board Room, featuring many original photographs and artifacts from the Cincinnati General Hospital collection, please call 513-558-5120 or email chhp@uc.edu.