John Gurda: The Making of Milwaukee November 18, 2014

Milwaukee, WI US
November 18, 2014
Milwaukee Academy of Medicine Special History Event
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
(This event is in lieu of our regular monthly dinner/meeting.)
Special Meeting Location
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
(Complimentary parking across the street from the Medical College. Entry gates will be open. Visitors with special parking needs, please inquire.)
Join us for this special event. You will have the opportunity to view some of the Academy's rare medical book collection.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Reception, Book Viewing, Hors d'oeuvres and Hosted Bar
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Speaker Presentation
COST:  $35 (The price remains the same whether you attend the reception and/or program.)  
Catering by Zilli Hospitality Group


(Cancellations are also due by November 5th or there will be a charge for your reservation guarantee.)
Please mail in a check for your payment at the time you make your reservation.
Checks can be made payable to and mailed to:
Milwaukee Academy of Medicine
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226



Milwaukee was known as “good land” to Native Americans, a place of abundant natural resources. It became, over the decades, a major Great Lakes port, a stronghold of industry, a capital of ethnic diversity, a model of good government, and one of the most livable large cities in America. “The Making of Milwaukee” is a fast-paced illustrated program that captures the full sweep of the community’s history, from its wilderness past to the complex patterns of the 21st century. Highlights of Milwaukee's medical history, from famous physicians to first hospitals, will be included in the presentation.

John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown since 1972. He is the author of nineteen books, including histories of Milwaukee-area neighborhoods, industries, and places of worship. The Making of Milwaukee is Gurda’s most ambitious effort. With 450 pages and more than 500 illustrations, it is the first full-length history of the community published since 1948. Milwaukee Public Television created an Emmy Award-winning documentary series based on the book in 2006.

In addition to his work as an author, Gurda is a lecturer, tour guide, and local history columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He holds a B.A. in English from Boston College and an M.A. in Cultural Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Gurda is an eight-time winner of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Award of Merit.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Academy of Medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience

Physicians of all medical specialties.

Medical professionals interested in Milwaukee history and history of medicine.

Learning Objectives

-- Describe the formative dynamics that created the Milwaukee community of the twenty-first century, with particular emphasis on its tradition of cultural diversity.

-- Briefly explore the role of medicine in local historical context.

Additional information


Amy John, Executive Director
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 456-8249
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/18/2014 - 5:30pm CST
Event ends: 
11/18/2014 - 8:00pm CST
Medical College of Wisconsin, Alumni Center
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
Activity Director
Jack Kleinman, MD
Department of Nephrology
Medical College of Wisconsin
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Program Committee Members:
Edwin Montgomery, M.D.
Ellen Blank, M.D.
Carol Pohl, M.D.
Kurt Pfeifer, M.D.
Alonzo Walker, M.D.
Tod Poremski, M.D.
Thomas Heinrich, M.D.
Matthew Lee, M.D.
Nicholas Owen, M.D.
All Program Committee members have indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


John Gurda

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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