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Schenectady’s Battle Against Contagious Disease: From Smallpox to COVID-19 with Drs. James and Martin Strosberg

May 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free, pre-registration required

We’ll hear from Drs. Strosberg about their new book, that chronicles the story of infectious diseases and their control in Schenectady, beginning when Schenectady was on America’s early frontier. The lessons learned and applied became commonplace and were relevant to the general maturation and development of ‘public health’ – as measures to protect life, and eventually as a collection of critical disciplines largely responsible for dramatically raising average life expectancy. They began this treatise before the onset of Covid-19; and illustrate how we have had to learn some of the basic lessons of disease control all over again.

Martin A. Strosberg, M.P.H., Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Union College and also at Clarkson University where he taught and published in the fields of healthcare policy and bioethics. He is the former director of the Union College and the Union Graduate College MBA Program in Healthcare Management. For many years he has chaired the Schenectady County Public Health Advisory Board. James M. Strosberg, M.D., practiced rheumatology at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital for 34 years. He is a past Chief of Medicine at Ellis Hospital and past President of the Schenectady County Medical Society where he also served as its historian. He was Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Rheumatology) at Albany Medical College. He is a member of the Medical Reserve Corp of the Schenectady County Public Health Services.


May 26, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm