Recent alum Alicia Puglionesi ('15) has a paper in the July issue of Medical History. The article, "Drawing as Instrument, Drawings as Evidence: Capturing Mental Processes with Pencil and Paper," examines three episodes that trace the emergence of drawing as an instrumental practice in the study of the mind.
Dept. Chair Randall Packard has two journal articles coming out this summer. “Indexing Immunity to Malaria in South Africa in the 1920s and 1930s” appears in Anthropology Southern Africa 39, no. 2 , and his AAHM Garrison lecture, “'Break-Bone Fever in Philadelphia, 1780: Reflections on the History of Disease,” will appear in the summer issue of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine.
Jeremy Greene has coauthored a feature article on the history of clinical trials, "Assessing the Gold Standard — Lessons from the History of RCTs" (with Laura E. Bothwell, Scott Podolsky, and David Jones), in the June 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
On Friday, May 27, Jeremy Greene will talk on "Gray Market Medicines: Diphtheria Antitoxin and the Decay of Biomedical Infrastructure" (with Dora Vargha) at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, as part of a conference on "After the End of Disease."
Jeremy Greene will give a talk on May 25,"Between Molecule and Medicine: Pharmaceutical Copies and the Limits of Reductionism," at the L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris as part of the conference, "Savoirs, pratiques, politiques: Les sciences sociales et le transformations contemporaines des mondes de la santé."
Olivia Weisser's book, Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England (Yale University Press, 2015), was among the three finalists for the Berkshire Conference of Women’s Historians Book Prize. The 2016 award was for a first book published in 2015 dealing substantially with the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality by a woman normally resident in North America.
Nathaniel Comfort and Graham Mooney will work on an interdisciplinary NIH Center of Excellence reseach project with the Berman Institute of Bioethics to examine the ethical implications of using genomic information to help manage the prevention, control, and treatment of infectious diseases. The research team will develop and conduct three pilot projects that study how genomic information affects infectious disease research, public health policy, and clinical practice.
Marion Schmidt has published a chapter, "Normalization and Abnormal Genes: Heredity Research at the Clarke School for the Deaf, 1930-1950," in the new book, In Our Own Hands: Essays in Deaf History, 1780-1970 (Gallaudet University Press, 2016). Congratulations, Marion!