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...


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 D. Johnston, Wesleyan University
"Cholera Control and Popular Culture in Nineteenth-Century Japan"
3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Seminar Room, Welch...
Paul R. Josephson, Colby College
"Nature Transformation in Russia, 1900 – Present: From Tsarist Roots to the Megaprojects of the Putin Era"
3:00 p.m...
Shellen Wu, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
"Geography at the Frontiers of Science: Geopolitics in Twentieth-Century China"
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m...