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 third 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.
To join this working group, click "Request group membership" at right. You will receive instructions for participating online or in person.
David Barnes teaches the history of medicine and public health in the Department of History & Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His interests include the history of medicine and public health, as well as the cultural history of bodily knowledge and bodily practices more generally.
Paul Theerman is Associate Director of the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine. He manages the Center's collections and participates in programming and outreach efforts.
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 Townsend Martin 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.
Upcoming Meetings (all times Eastern)
There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.
November 5, 2013
Meggie Crnic of the University of Pennsylvania introduced her "Nature's Cure,": The Seashore as Therapeutic Site, 1870-1930.
October 1, 2013
David Barnes of the University of Pennsylvania introduced his draft paper Cargo, "Infection," and the Logic of Quarantine in the Nineteenth Century
March 14, 2013
Cheryl Logan introduced "Productive" Eugenics and the Double Gonad which is a chapter from her forthcoming book Hormones, Heredity and Race:"Spectacular Failure in Interwar Vienna (Rutgers University Press).
February 14, 2013
Johanna Schoen introduced her draft chapter, Medicine at the Edges of Life: Abortion and Fetal Research
December 13, 2012
Emily Abel and Janet Golden introduced their paper "Modern Medical Science and the Divine Providence of God": Rethinking The Place of Religion in Postwar United States Medical History.
November 8, 2012
Greg Eghigian of Penn State introduced a draft chapter, Civilizing Sexuality Under Socialism, from his book tentatively titled The Corrigible and the Incorrigible: Science, Medicine, and the Convict in Twentieth-Century Germany."
October 11, 2012
The Museum Factory: Charles H. Ward's Anatomical Supply House by Erin Mcleary
April 11, 2012
Safe for Citizenship in the Motor City: Experiments in Seizure Containment at the White Special School, 1935-1956 by Rachel Elder, UPenn
October 12, 2011
Just a paradigm: evidence-based medicine in epistemological context by Miriam Solomon, Temple
April 13, 2011
Children at the Sea: The Seashore as Remedy for Urban Environments by Meggie Crnic, UPenn