Section of the History of Medicine

The Section of the History of Medicine is a freestanding unit in the Yale University School of Medicine engaged with research and teaching in the history of medicine, the life sciences, and public health. In addition to instruction for medical students, including mentoring M.D. theses, the faculty collaborates with colleagues in the History Department, in the Program in the History of Science and Medicine, which offers graduate programs leading to the M.A., Ph.D., and combined M.D./Ph.D. degrees and an undergraduate major in the History of Science/History of Medicine. The Section contributes to the Program's colloquia, and sponsors lectures, workshops, and symposia in medical history. Through research and teaching, the faculty seeks to understand medical ideas, practices, and institutions in their broad social and cultural contexts, and to provide intellectual tools to engage with the challenges faced by contemporary medicine.

Spring 2017

RSSJ Carolyn Roberts Febuary 6 2017

Race, Science, & Social Justice Lecture

Monday, February 6, 2017- 4:30 PMĀ 

Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211

Carolyn Roberts, PhD Candidate, Harvard University

"More than Victims: Medical Terror and African Healing in the Atlantic Slave Trade"

A History of Science and Medicine Lecture Series, Sponsored by The Office of the Provost of Yale University