Working Groups

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.

To join this working group, click "Request group membership" at right. You will receive instructions for participating online or in person.

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    David Barnes

    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.

     

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    Paul Theerman

    Paul Theerman is Director of the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine.

     

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    Nancy Tomes

    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.

     

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    Keith Wailoo

    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.

Past Meetings

  • 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

  • March 9, 2011

    A Startling New Chemotherapeutic Agent: Pediatrics, Infectious Disease and Baltimore's Sydenham Hospital 1936-1949 by Cynthia Connolly (UPenn) and Janet Golden (Rutgers)

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