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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 Distinguished Annual 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.


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Elias E. Manuelidis Memorial Fund Research Grant Opportunity

The Section of the History of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine invites applications for the Elias E. Manuelidis Memorial Fund Research Grant. This is a program, open to all Yale students, to support research in the history of medicine with an emphasis on issues of discrimination and social justice. Please find details for the 2021-2022 opportunity below. Application submission deadline is October 15, 2021.

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