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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Noteworthy

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.

Events

Apr
02
Emilie Raymer, The Johns Hopkins University, 'Heredity, the Environment, and Human Progress: Neo-Darwinism and the American Social Sciences', Room...
Apr
09
Matt Stanley, New York University, 'Asteroid Apocalypse: Astronomers and the Vicissitudes of Prediction'