Founded in 1929, we are the oldest academic department of the History of Medicine in the English-speaking world. We are dedicated to scholarship on the histories of medicine, disease, the health sciences, and their relationships to society.


The History of Medicine


Dust jacket for Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Science

Professor Dan Todes's magisterial biography of Ivan Pavlov is now available to preorder from ...

If you are thinking of applying to our graduate program for entry in Fall 2015, you are strongly advised to arrange a visit to the department this coming Fall. Please contact our graduate coordinator Prof Marta Hanson in the first instance. More...


Bish: The Social Life of Poisons in Nineteenth-Century India
David Arnold, University of Warwick 
Seminar Room, Institute of the...