Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jonathan Metzl named Director of MHS

Vanderbilt’s innovative center that links the study of medicine to other disciplines will be headed by Dr. Jonathan M. Metzl, an expert in American culture, psychiatry and medical humanities. Read more →

Jonathan Metzl writes about guns and mental illness in the June 24 issue of the Lancet

On Jan 8, 2011, a 22-year-old high-school dropout named Jared Lee Loughner allegedly opened fire at a “Congress On Your Corner” meeting outside a grocery store in Tucson, AZ, USA. Using a 9 mm Glock 19 semiautomatic pistol, Loughner shot US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and then fired indiscriminately into the gathered crowd. Six people died and 19 were injured by the less-than-a- minute shooting spree, which ended when an injured bystander tackled Loughner as he attempted to reload. Read more →