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John Warner, PhD

Avalon Professor in the History of Medicine and Professor of American Studies and of History; Chair (on leave Spring 2024), History of Medicine

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John Warner, PhD

Research Summary

History of medicine; Medical education; Professionalism; Public health; Clinical medicine; Experimental life science, Visual cultures of medicine

Extensive Research Description

  • Current research:
    • A book with the working title The Quest for Authenticity in Modern Medicine.
    • A study of the transformation of the hospital patient chart, 19th through 21st centuries, tentatively titled Bedside Stories: Clinical Narrative and the Grounding of Modern Medicine.
    • A book-length study tentatively titled The Death of James Jackson, Jr. and the Birth of the American Clinic.

Research Interests

History; History of Medicine; Public Health

Selected Publications