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.

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Susan D. Lamb, PhD, has been awarded the 2016 Cheiron Book Prize for The Pathologist of the Mind: Adolf Meyer and the Origins of American Psychiatry (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences awards the prize biennially for an outstanding monograph in the history of the social/behavioral/human sciences...

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...