Categories for History of Medicine

Research Within Bounds – Protecting Human Participants in Modern Medicine and the Declaration of Helsinki, 1964 – 2014

July 1, 2013 1:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Research Within Bounds – Protecting Human Participants in Modern Medicine and the Declaration of Helsinki, 1964 – 2014

The registration is now open for the conference sponsored by the Brocher Fondation and organized by Andreas Frewer (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), Ulf Schmidt (University of Kent, UK), Professor Dominique Sprumont (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland) on the topic of ‘Research Within Bounds – Protecting Human Participants in Modern Medicine and the Declaration of Helsinki, 1964 – 2014‘. The aim of... View Article

Congratulations to new DAHSM graduates Nicholas Bartlett and Becky Kaplan!

May 23, 2013 1:13 am Published by Comments Off on Congratulations to new DAHSM graduates Nicholas Bartlett and Becky Kaplan!

We are thrilled to announce our new two outstanding graduates Nick Bartlett and Rebecca (Becky) Kaplan. Nick Bartlett, from the Medical Anthropology program, successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Down from the Mountains, Out of Time: Addiction Reform and China’s Heroin Generation.” Becky Kaplan from the History of Medicine program successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Cattle Disease Populations and Public Health... View Article

“Can the Lab-Rats Speak?”: Speculations on the Constitution of the Experimental Subject.

April 19, 2013 12:49 am Published by Comments Off on “Can the Lab-Rats Speak?”: Speculations on the Constitution of the Experimental Subject.

Our next Culpeper Seminar Series talk will be on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Laurel Heights in Conference Room 474 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Kaushik Sunder Rajan, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology & of Social Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, will give a paper titled “Can the lab rat speak? Speculations on the constitution of the experimental subject... View Article

April 9th: UPB Berkeley to host Vincanne Adams for a discussion of her new book

April 6, 2013 1:57 pm Published by Comments Off on April 9th: UPB Berkeley to host Vincanne Adams for a discussion of her new book

Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith is an ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans published with University Press Books. It is also a sobering exploration of the privatization of vital social services under market-driven governance. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, public agencies subcontracted disaster relief to private companies that turned the humanitarian work of recovery into... View Article

The Image of Modern Medicine: Professional Identity, Aesthetic Belonging, and the American Physician, 1880-1950

April 5, 2013 8:57 am Published by Comments Off on The Image of Modern Medicine: Professional Identity, Aesthetic Belonging, and the American Physician, 1880-1950

We are glad to announce our guest speaker at the Culpeper Seminar Series next Wednesday, April 10: John Harley Warner, PhD, Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine at Yale University. Professor Warner received his Ph.D. in 1984 from Harvard University (History of Science), and from 1984-1986 was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine... View Article

Mapping the plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown

March 15, 2013 12:10 am Published by Comments Off on Mapping the plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown

Guest post by Professor Guenter B. Risse, originally published here at the JHU Press Blog. Maps and statistical charts are essential aids for demonstrating the location and frequency of epidemic disease around the world. Spotting the presence of diseases has a long tradition, stretching back at least to the seventeenth century. In fact, during a plague outbreak in Naples and... View Article

The Development of Brucellosis Eradication Policy in 20th Century United States

March 5, 2013 11:59 pm Published by Comments Off on The Development of Brucellosis Eradication Policy in 20th Century United States

The next DAHSM History of Health Sciences Dissertation Seminar will take place on Wednesday, March 13th, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in Conference Room 474. Rebecca Kaplan, PhD Candidate, UCSF History of Health Sciences Program, will give a talk on her PhD research titled: “ ‘The Cattle All Have Brucellosis, We’ll Get Through Somehow’: The Development of Brucellosis Eradication Policy... View Article

Merlin D. Larson on ‘Paracelsus and the Herbal Basis of Anesthetic Practice’

March 1, 2013 12:10 am Published by Comments Off on Merlin D. Larson on ‘Paracelsus and the Herbal Basis of Anesthetic Practice’

The Bay Area History of Medicine Society is glad to present Merlin D. Larson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology, UCSF. Larson will speak on “Paracelsus and the Herbal Basis of Anesthetic Practice”. Wednesday March 13, 2013 6:30-8:00 PM Room 201 UCSF main library, Parnassus Campus. Followed by a no host dinner at Bambinos 945 Cole Street near Parnassus.

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