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The Section of the History of Medicine is comprised of an active group of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, affiliates, research staff and visiting professors.  The section is supported by a small administrative staff.

Faculty

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Rene Almeling

Associate Professor (tenured) of Sociology

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Paola Bertucci, DPhil

Associate Professor (tenured) of History

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Joanna Radin, PhD

Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine, of Anthropology and of History

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Naomi Rogers, PhD

Professor in the History of Medicine and of History

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Jason L Schwartz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and in the History of Medicine

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John Harley Warner, PhD

Avalon Professor in the History of Medicine and Professor of American Studies and of History

Chair, History of Medicine (School of Medicine)

Acting Chair, Program in the History of Science and Medicine (Faculty of Arts and Science)

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History of Medicine Affiliates

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Sakena Abedin, MD, PhD

Lecturer

Assistant Clinical Professor

Lecturer in the History of Science and Medicine

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Deborah Blythe Doroshow, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow in Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Academic Affiliate in the History of Medicine

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Melissa Grafe, PhD

John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History

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Carolyn Elizabeth Roberts

Postdoctoral Associate

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Graduate Students in the Program in the History of Science and Medicine

Gourav Nandi

Graduate Student

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Haseoo Park

Graduate Student

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Marco Ramos

Graduate Student

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Maya Sandler

Graduate Student

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Recent Graduates in the Program in the History of Sciene and Medicine

2017 

Marco Ramos
"Making Disappearance Visible: Psychoanalysis, Trauma, and Human Rights in Cold War Argentina”

2016 

Sakena Abedin

“Doctor’s Orders: Medicine, Social Science and the Study of Patient Compliance, 1950-1990”
Gerardo Con Diaz

“Intangible Inventions: A History of Software Patenting in the United States, 1945-1985”
Jenna Healey 
“Sooner or Later: Age, Pregnancy, and the Reproductive Revolution in Late Twentieth-Century America”

2015

Mary Augusta Brazelton

“Vaccinating the Nation: Public Health and Mass Immunization in Modern China, 1900–60”


Tyler Griffith

“Seeing Race: Techniques of Vision and Human Difference in the Eighteenth Century”

Kathryn Irving

“Happy and Useful: Educating Children with Disabilities in Nineteenth-Centurty America”


Heidi Knoblauch

“Patient’s Posture: Medical Photography, Collecting, and Privacy, 1862–1962”


Kelly O’Donnell

“The Political is Personal: Barbara Seaman and the History of the Women’s Health Movement”

Joy Rankin

“Personal Computing before Personal Computers: The Origins of America’s Digital Culture”


Rachel Rothschild

“A Poisonous Sky: Scientific Research and International Diplomacy on Acid Rain”



Vreni Schoenenberger

“Sour Milk: The World Health Organization, Policy Production, and the Nestle Infant Formula Controversy”



Ying Jia Tan

“Revolutionary Current: Electricity and the Formation of the Party-State in China and Taiwan, 1937–1957”



Courtney Thompson

“Criminal Minds: Medicine, Law, and the Phrenological Impulse in America, 1830–1890”

2014

Justin Barr

“Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880–1960”


Robin Scheffler

“Cancer Viruses and the Construction of Biomedicine in the United States from 1900 to 1980”



Paul Shin

“Entertaining Cures: Mesmerism, Anesthesia, and the Public Culture of Science in Nineteenth Century America”

2013

 Ziv Eisenberg


“The Whole Nine Months: Women, Men, and the Making of Modern Pregnancy in America”



Heather Varughese

“Practicing Physicians: The Intern & Resident Experience in the American Medical Education, 1945–2003”

2012

Helen Anne Curry

“Accelerating Evolution, Engineering of Life: American Agriculture and Technologies of Genetic Modification, 1925–1960”

Deborah Doroshow

“Emotionally Disturbed: Residential Treatment, Child Psychiatry, and the Creation of Normal Children in Mid-Twentieth-Century America”

Rana Hogarth

“Comparing Anatomies, Constructing Races: Medcine and Slavery in the Atlantic World, 1787–1838”

2011

Brendan Matz

“Crafting Heredity: The Art and Science of Livestock Breeding in the United States and Germany, 1860–1914”

2010

Alistair Marcus Kwan

“Architectures of Astronomical Observation: From Sternwarte Kassel (ca. 1560) to the Radcliffe Observatory (1772)”

2009

Brian Patrick Casey

“Against the Materialists: John Carew Eccles, Karl Raimund Popper, and the Ghost in the Machine”


Julia F. Irwin

“Humanitarian Occupations, Foreign Relief and Assistance in the Formation of American International Identities”

2008

Crispin Barker

“Biomedical Research into Human Aging, 1937–1998”

Todd Olszewski

“Cholesterol: A Scientific, Medical, and Social History, 1908–1962”

2007

Kari Suzanne McLeod

“Health Matters: Public Understanding of Health in 1950s America”

2006

Christiane Nockels Fabbri

“Continuity and Change in Late Medieval Plague Medicine: A Survey of 152 Plague Tracts from 1348 to 1599”

Beth O’Donnell Linker

“For Life and Limb: The Reconstruction of a Nation and its Disabled Soldiers in World War I America”

Sally Dunne Romano

“The Dark Side of the Sun: Skin Cancer, Sunscreen, and Risk in Twentieth-Century America”

Neeraja Sankaran

“Frank Macfarlane Burnet and the Nature of the Bacteriophage, 1925–1937”

2005

David K. Hecht

“Tumult in the Clouds: Robert Oppenheimer and American Science”

Mary Yearl

“The Time of Bloodletting”

2003

Gretchen Marie Krueger

“‘A cure is near’: children, families, and cancer in America, 1945–1980”

Sarah Janvier Lewis

“Jean Pecquet (1622–1674) and the Thoracic duct: the controversy over the circulation of the blood and lymph in seventeenth-century Europe”

2001

 Frederick Rowe Davis

“Pesticides and toxicology: episodes in the evolution of environmental risk assessment (1937–1997)”

Danian Hu

“Einstein and His Relativity Theory in China: The Introduction, Assimilation and Reaction, 1917–1979”

Randy Ryan Kidd

“New wine in old wineskins: traditional beliefs about the heart and blood among the Oxford Group, 1650–1680”

1998

James G. Hanley

“All actions great and small: English sanitary reform, 1840–1865”

Louise Yvonne Palmer

“The early scientific work of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier: in the field and in the laboratory, 1763–1767”

1997

Gwen Elizabeth Kay

“Regulating Beauty: Cosmetics in American culture from the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act to the 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act”

1995

Mary P. Sutphen

“Imperial Hygiene in Calcutta, Cape Town, and Hong Kong: The Early Career of Sir William John Ritchie Simpson (1855–1931)”

1994

 Jonathan William Engel

“Deinstitutionalization in Maryland: A state’s response to Federal legislation 1945–1975”

1993

Terrie M. Romano

“Making Medicine Scientific: John Burdon Sanderson and the Culture of Victorian Science”

1991

Thomas Peter Gariepy

“Mechanism without metaphysics: Henricus Regius and the establishment of Cartesian medicine”































































































































































































Postdoc Fellows

Affiliates

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Sakena Abedin, MD, PhD

Lecturer

Assistant Clinical Professor

Lecturer in the History of Science and Medicine

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Deborah Blythe Doroshow, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow in Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Academic Affiliate in the History of Medicine

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Melissa Grafe, PhD

John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History

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Carolyn Elizabeth Roberts

Postdoctoral Associate

Postdoctoral Associate

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Recent Visitors

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Emma Kowal, MD, PhD

Visiting Research Scientist

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Huiyu Yang, Ph.D.

Visiting Research Scientist

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Staff

Kathleen M Keenan

Operations Manager, Section of the History of Medicine

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Ramona R Moore

Administrative Assistant, Section of The History of Medicine

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