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


We will be accepting graduate students for the fall semester, 2016. You can find more about our admissions process and you can apply any time before the January 15, 2016 deadline. We strongly recommend that you arrange a visit to Baltimore before the end of this fall semester to arrange interviews with History of Medicine Department faculty.Please contact our...

Chair of the Department of the History of Medicine, Randy Packard, invites you to register for our Online Program in the History of Medicine!

Find a list of our upcoming courses here. Register for courses here. All...


Anne Helene Kveim Lie, University of Oslo
Naming and Mapping Diseases: Centers and Peripheries in the New Classification Practices in 18th Century...
Efraim Lev, University of Haifa, Israel
"Transfer of Medical Knowledge within Medieval Mediterranean Societies: The Medical Notebooks of the Cairo...
Leah DeVun, Rutgers University
"Hermaphrodites and the Medieval Science of Sex"
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Seminar Room, Welch Medical Library, 1900 E....
William Johnston, Wesleyan University
"Cholera Control and Popular Culture in Nineteenth-Century Japan"
3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Seminar Room, Welch Medical...