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


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

You can register for courses here. Check out a list of our upcoming courses here...

Prof Jeremy Greene's recent co-authored paper in the New England Journal of Medicine featured in NPR's Morning Edition.  

The Spring 2015 issue of the Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine highlights the exhibition.

Our smallpox exhibit, which you can visit on the 2nd Floor of the Welch Library, was featured on NPR's All Things Considered recently.