Center for History of Medicine


The Center for History Of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in collaboration with the Washington University Assembly Series and the Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJC) Medical Staff Association presents a visiting lectureship, “PTSD in Military and Civilian Life” featuring David J. Morris, author of The Evil Hours:  A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Tuesday, Oct. 3: “PTSD in Military and Civilian Life” – 5:30 p.m. – Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 310, Danforth Campus.  Assembly Series program featuring David J. Morris in conversation with Tonya Edmond and James Peterson.  Book signing will follow.  For more information: 

Wednesday, Oct. 4:  “PTSD:  Current Concepts in Treatment” – 8:00-9:00 a.m. – Clopton Auditorium, Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Panel discussion featuring David J. Morris with VA clinical psychologists Brittany Jacobson, Kara O’Leary and Sarah Shia.

Wednesday, Oct. 4:  “What We Talk About When We Talk About PTSD” – 4:30 p.m. – Moore Auditorium, North Medical Building, WUSTL Medical Campus.  David J. Morris will deliver the 58th Historia Medica lecture.

David J. Morris is a former Marine infantry officer and author of The Evil Hours:  A Biography of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder which describes his experiences as a reporter in Iraq and his struggles with post-traumatic stress.  A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, the book also examines the historical and cultural origins of PTSD.

All events are free and open to the public.  

Map/Parking for October 3 event: 

Map/Parking for October 4 events:

South Garage at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Clayton Garage, 4485 Clayton Ave.  There is also metered parking and bicycle racks available.

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A subsurface parking garage located near the corner of Kingshighway Boulevard and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, across the street from the hospital’s south entrance. The clearance is 6’8″.  The three-level garage is connected to the main level of the hospital by an enclosed pedestrian walkway. Handicap parking is available on level 2 (blue level), west of the escalator.