History of Medicine and Health
The History of Medicine and Health Working Group meets monthly to discuss a colleague’s work in progress or to discuss readings that are of particular interest to participants.
Meetings are usually held from 3:30 to 5:00 on first Fridays.
Scholars can participate online, or at the Consortium offices in Philadelphia, 431 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, or at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue (@ 103rd Street), New York, NY 10029.
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Friday, November 5, 2021 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
*Please note special date and time.*
Ashoka Vardhan, “Mining the Landscapes: Coal in Hyderabad State, c. 1871-1890.”
Lorena Campuzano Duque, “Sick Mining Landscapes and the Quest of Healthy Miners, 1930-1958.”
This is a joint meeting with the Energy History Working Group.
Friday, December 3, 2021 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Richard Tait, “Doctors in Society: 15th Century Italy" Thesis Chapter.
Friday, February 4, 2022 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Kirsten Moore, “Building Markets, Saving Lives: Insecticide-Treated Nets and a New Approach to Global Malarial Control.”
Friday, March 4, 2022 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Patricio Simonetto, “The Body Where I was Born in: Embodiment Repertoires During the Sex Change Transition.”
Friday, April 1, 2022 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Friday, May 6, 2022 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
October 13, 2021
*Please note special date and time.*
Georges Farhat, "Louis Savot’s (ca. 1579-1640) Galenic Perspective on the Art of Building"
This is a joint meeting with the History of Early Modern Science Working Group.
April 2, 2021
Felix Rietmann, University of Fribourg, presents "Narrating Infant Experiences: Audiovisual Stories in the Clinic and around the Globe (1980s–1990s)" -- a chapter from his book manuscript. Comment by Debbie Weinstein, Brown University.
December 4, 2020
*The passcode for the meeting is 269565*
Errors, Ethics, and Professional Status from the Middle Ages to Modern
AAHM Ann Arbor 2.0, 2020 Conference Panel 5
Walton Schalick, III, University of Wisconsin, Madison
“Errare humanum est:” Medical Errors in the Middle Ages
Fedir Razumenko, University of Calgary
Bridging Clinical Investigation with Ethical Regulation: Four Pioneering Gynecologic Cancer Trials in Canada, 1974-1984
Andrew Hogan, Creighton University
Defining a Home for Disability in Late-20th Century Pediatrics: Specialties and Status
November 6, 2020
Kelly O’Donnell, NEH Postdoctoral Fellow, CHSTM, “‘Public Relations in Action’: Doctors’ Wives and the Fight Against Socialized Medicine, 1924–1965.” Commentary by Naomi Rogers, Yale University.
October 2, 2020
Haejoo Kim, Syracuse University, "Medical Liberty in Nineteenth-Century Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric." Comment by Pamela K. Gilbert, University of Florida.
April 3, 2020
Mary Fissell, Johns Hopkins University, will share drafts of the introduction and Chapter 2 of a book in progress about Aristotle’s Masterpiece, now tentatively titled Before Sex Ed.
Lauren Kassell, Professor of the History of Science and Medicine, University of Cambridge, will provide the comment.
March 6, 2020
Paul Kelton, Stony Brook University. "Buried: the Hidden Terror of Cholera in Jackson's America, 1832-1836."
Comment by Charles E. Rosenberg
February 7, 2020
Ian Burney, Manchester University. "Staging Innocence: The Origins of the Court of Last Resort and the Imaginative Landscapes of Frontier Justice."
Comment by Christopher Hamlin, University of Notre Dame.
December 6, 2019
Emily Webster, University of Chicago, on "A Plague on the Land, on the Sea, and in the Sewers: Ecologies of Yersinia pestis in Bombay City, 1890-1914." Response by Lucas Mueller, University of Geneva.
November 1, 2019
*Please note this meeting has been canceled. We hope to reschedule at a later date.*
Elise Mitchell, New York University, speaking on "Smallpox Inoculation, Slavery, and Kinship in the Atlantic World."
David Barnes teaches history of medicine and public health at UPenn. His interests include history of medicine and public health, cultural history of bodily knowledge, and bodily practices.
Paul Theerman is Director of the Library and Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine.
Nancy Tomes is Distinguished Professor of History at Stony Brook University. Her research interests include U.S. social and cultural history and the history of medicine, women, and gender.
Keith Andrew Wailoo is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University. His research and teaching interests include the history and cultural politics of disease; drugs and drug policy; race, science, and health; and health policy and medical affairs in the U.S.