Categories for History of Medicine

History at UCSF makes the news!

April 4, 2012 8:03 pm Published by Comments Off on History at UCSF makes the news!

In case you have missed it, the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine was featured on the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday, in relation to a correction to Rick Santorum's erroneous statement that "seven or eight of the California system of universities — don’t even teach an American history course". As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Santorum dismissed higher education on Monday while campaigning in Wisconsin, citing California’s university system as an example of “how bad it’s gotten in this country.” The article appeared yesterday on the SF Chronicle corrected Santorum's statement, and noting that all the campuses both within the University of California system and the California State University system offer American history courses. In particular, UCSF and the DAHSM were explicitly referred to -and the DAHSM linked to- as offering courses in history of American medicine. While it is not precise to say, as the SF Chronicle reports, that the DAHSM offers a PhD program in 'Anthropology, History and Social Medicine' - that is the name of the Department, which offers a PhD program in Medical Anthropology and a PhD program in History of Medicine and the Health Sciences in coordination with UC Berkeley - we are thankful anyway to Rick Santorum for this free and unsoliticited publicity to our department.

RMCLAS Practice Talk this Tuesday 3/20: Jethro Hernández-Berrones on the Escuela Libre de Homeopatia de Mexico

March 18, 2012 6:40 pm Published by Comments Off on RMCLAS Practice Talk this Tuesday 3/20: Jethro Hernández-Berrones on the Escuela Libre de Homeopatia de Mexico

In anticipation of his research presentation at the 59th Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS), third-year History student Jethro Hernández-Berrones will be delivering a practice talk entitled “Resisting ‘sanitary dictatorship’: The Escuela Libre de Homeopatia de Mexico and the construction of a plural medical profession, 1912 – 1943” this Tuesday, March 20th, from 3-5... View Article

UC Berkeley Subjectivity and Culture Townsend Working Group

March 9, 2012 5:19 am Published by Comments Off on UC Berkeley Subjectivity and Culture Townsend Working Group

You are invited to join the Subjectivity and Culture Working Group next Tuesday, or later this Spring, as indicated in the program.  Our meetings generally take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 5:30 to 7, in the Gifford Room of the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley.  They aim to be an informal and lively intellectual... View Article

UC Medical Consortium Book Series Presented!

December 8, 2011 4:56 pm Published by Comments Off on UC Medical Consortium Book Series Presented!

The aim of the Perspectives in Medical Humanities series is to bring together the visions and analytic approaches from scholars across the ‘two cultures’ divide to demonstrate how multiple perspectives on biomedical issues enhance our overall understanding of social, cultural and humanistic meanings attached to health care. The series is made possible by a grant from the UC Office of the President, support from the Dean of Medicine at UCSF, and the Center for Humanities and Health Sciences at UCSF.

Book party for the new 2011 authors of the UC Medical Humanities Series!

December 1, 2011 6:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Book party for the new 2011 authors of the UC Medical Humanities Series!

You are invited to the book party to celebrate campus authors who published with the new UC Medical Humanities Book Series in 2011. The book “Health Citizenship: Essays in Social Medicine and Biomedical Politics” by Dorothy Porter delves into the tangled strands of social forces that have linked theory and practice in social medicine and examines their impact on changing... View Article

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