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.
French professor Holly Tucker delves into the fascinating history of blood transfusions.
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.