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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If you are thinking of applying to our graduate program for entry in Fall 2015, you are strongly advised to arrange a visit to the department this coming Fall. Please contact our graduate coordinator Prof Marta Hanson in the first instance. More...

Events

Sep
23
 
Naming and Identity: 'Local Botanicals' in the Korean Tradition of Medicine
Suyoung Suh, Dartmouth University
12.30-1.30pm
Seminar Room, Institute...
Sep
25
 
“Shall do no harm to the health of the Muslims”: Healers and the State in Early Modern Ottoman Society
Nükhet Varlik, Rutgers University, Newark 
3...