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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Making of a Tropical Disease

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-...

Hopkins and the Great War logo

"Hopkins and the Great War"  is a multi-site and multi-campus event exploring World War I's effect on the early-twentieth-century Johns Hopkins community: the Homewood campus; the School of Nursing; the Johns Hopkins Hospital; and the schools of Medicine and Public Health. It is sponsored by Hopkins Retrospective, an initiative to expand our...

Department Chair Randall M. Packard's new book, A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples (Johns Hopkins University Press), is out now. The book examines the limits of international health interventions in underdeveloped areas, despite the billions of dollars invested in such...

Events

Apr
25
Dr. David Luesink of the University of Pittsburgh will speak at the HSMT Colloquium April 25, 2017
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Merganthaler 266, Homewood campus...
Apr
27
Phoebe Tang of Johns Hopkins University will speak at the HSMT Colloquium April 27
3:00-4:30 p.m.
300 Gilman Hall, Homewood campus
 
May
04
Jonathan Phillips of Johns Hopkins University will speak at the HSMT Colloquium May 4
3:00-4:30 p.m.
300 Gilman Hall, Homewood campus