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

Colin Davis Flyler

Monday, April 24, 2017   4:30 PM 

Location: Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street, Room 211

Colin Webster, PhD, Assistant Professor of Classics, UC Davis

"Rewriting the History of Technology in Antiquity"

UC Davis Classics professor Colin Webster is currently researching ancient science, medicine and philosophy.  Webster is interested in the way shifts in technology change our explanations of the natural world’s inner-workings.