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

If you are thinking of applying to our graduate program for entry in Fall 2015, your application needs to be submitting on or before January 15, 2015. Please contact our graduate coordinator Prof Marta Hanson if you have any questions. More...

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 ...