Reviews in History has named Dept. Chair Randall Packard's The Making of a Tropical Disease: A Short History of Malaria (JHUP, 2007) one of the most significant and or influential history books of the last twenty years: http://blog.history.ac.uk/2016/12/reviews-in-history-20th-anniversary-special-part-1/.
On December 13, Prof. Jeremy Greene will be presenting at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine for the Committee on Ensuring Patient Access to Affordable Drug Therapies.
The event is open to the public. Information about the committee’s work and online registration be found here.
Congratulations to Sam Scharff, who presented his second year paper, "Looking Through the Mask of Sanity: Psychopathy and Forensic Cultures in the United States, 1941-1976," to the department with much acclaim.
On December 8, Jeremy Greene will present the keynote address at the US Food and Drug Administration's 2016 Generic Science Day, "The Substance of the Brand: Form, Function, and Generic Equivalence." Open to the public.
Check out the new intro video for the online course, "Medicine in Classical Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages," which starts in late January. For additional information about the online program, including registration, visit our homepage or contact us at email@example.com.
Marta Hanson will discuss her book project, "'Understanding is Within One's Grasp' (liaoran zaiwo 燎然在握): Bodily Arts of Memory, Prognostication, and Being," at Northwestern Health Sciences University on Wednesday, December 7.
Marta will present material from a new chapter "Material Things and Technologies of the Body in the Golden Mirror, 1742" in her book "'Understanding is Within One's Grasp' (liaoran zaiwo 燎然在握): Bodily Arts of Memory, Prognostication, and Being in Chinese Medicine" in the Program on the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota。
Registration opens on Tuesday, Nov. 15, for Terms 3 and 4 in our Online Program in the History of Medicine. We’ll be teaching a new Research Seminar called “Healing Spaces: Historical Geographies of Medical Practice”; IHOM (our intro course); and Surveys 1 and 2, which cover classical antiquity through the early modern period.
Professor Mary Fissell's essay, "When the Birds and the Bees Were Not Enough: Aristotle’s Masterpiece," appears in the The Public Domain Review: Selected Essays, Volume III (PDR Press, 2016). A sneak peek of the volume is available at https://publicdomainreview.org/pdr-press/essay-book-volume-iii/. The Public Domain Review is an online journal, founded in 2011, that focuses on those materials that are out of copyright; their Selected Essays book series is published annually.
Prof. Graham Mooney has won a 2016 American Journal of Public Health Paper of the Year Award for his "Washington and Welch Talk About Race: Public Health, History, and the Politics of Exclusion," AJPH 2015;105(7):1317–1328. The award journal editor notes that the award recognizes a paper "that substantially contributes to our knowledge and understanding of a significant public health issue."