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.
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 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 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.
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)