HTS Guest Speaker Dr. Andrea Tone

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Summary Sentence: Dr. Andrea Tone presents "The Curious Case of Val Orlikow"

Full Summary: Dr. Andrea Tone presents "The Curious Case of Val Orlikow: Cold War Science, Psychiatry, and the CIA."

Dr. Andrea Tone presents "The Curious Case of Val Orlikow: Cold War Science, Psychiatry, and the CIA."

Andrea Tone holds the Canada Research Chair in the Social History of Medicine. A professor of history, she holds joint appointments in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and the Department of History at McGill University. Her scholarship explores women and health, medical technology, sexuality, psychiatry, and industry, particularly the intersection between patient experience, cultural contexts, and technological and economic change in nineteenth and twentieth-century America. She is the author of several books and edited volumes, including, The Age of Anxiety: A History of America's Turbulent Affair with Tranquilizers (Basic Books, 2009), Medicating Modern America: Prescription Drugs in History, with Elizabeth Siegel Watkins (New York University Press, 2007), and Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America, which was named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post. She is currently working on a project funded by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research on the CIA and Cold War psychiatry. Her work has been featured on ABC News, PBS, National Public Radio, the CBC, the History Channel, Newsweek, Macleans, and in the New York Times.

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Andrea Tone, CIA, Cold War Science, psychiatry, Val Orlikow
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