History of Medicine and Health

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Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.

Past Meetings

  • March 6, 2020

    Paul Kelton, Stony Brook University.  "Buried: the Hidden Terror of Cholera in Jackson's America, 1832-1836." 
    Comment by Charles E. Rosenberg

  • February 7, 2020

    Ian Burney, Manchester University.  "Staging Innocence: The Origins of the Court of Last Resort and the Imaginative Landscapes of Frontier Justice."
    Comment by Christopher Hamlin, University of Notre Dame. 

  • December 6, 2019

    Emily Webster, University of Chicago, on "A Plague on the Land, on the Sea, and in the Sewers: Ecologies of Yersinia pestis in Bombay City, 1890-1914." Response by Lucas Mueller, University of Geneva.

  • November 1, 2019

    *Please note this meeting has been canceled. We hope to reschedule at a later date.*
    Elise Mitchell, New York University, speaking on "Smallpox Inoculation, Slavery, and Kinship in the Atlantic World." 

  • October 4, 2019

    Sarah Naramore, Sewanee: The University of the South, presents a chapter from her dissertation on Benjamin Rush, on the way that the distinctive American climate and geography called forth a uniquely American medicine.

  • April 12, 2019

    Wangui Muigai, Brandeis University, “'Something Wasn’t Clean': Black Midwifery, Birth, and Postwar Medical Education in All My Babies."
    Comment: Leslie Reagan, University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana

  • March 8, 2019

    Janet Golden, Professor of History, Rutgers University-Camden.
    "'Normal Enough': Paula Patton, Intellectually Disabled Immigrant Children, and the 1924 Immigration Act."
     Comment by Jaipreet Virdi, Assistant Professor of History, University of Delaware. 

  • November 16, 2018

    Julie Powell, Ohio State University, on "The Labor Army of Tomorrow: Masculinity and the Internationalization of Veterans’ Rehabilitation, 1914-1924." Comment by the work group.

  • October 19, 2018

    Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland, 'The Making of the Modern Prison System: Reformation, Separation and the Mind, 1840-1860'.
    Comment by James Moran, University of Prince Edward Island.

  • April 20, 2018

    Shobana Shankar, Stony Brook University, speaking on "The Mississippi Appendectomy: Prison Medicine as a Process of African-American Alienation."
    Comment by Susan Reverby, Professor Emerita, Wellesley College.