Content Categorized ‘history of medicine’

From Garfield’s Porch

Posted on November 8, 2011 under history of medicine | 7 Comments

I am not a political historian. I’m proof that it is quite possible to get an advanced degree in American history and know very little about presidents. James A. Garfield is famous for having been assassinated—and in the history of medicine, he’s famous for having been killed by his doctors rather than his assassin. But […]

Roundup for 11/16

Posted on November 16, 2010 under blogs, history of medicine

Some history of medicine related links today: The wonderful Holly Tucker has a new blog, Scientia Curiosa.  A blog from the Medical Heritage Library, “a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries.”  Digitized materials are available at the Internet Archive. The National Museum of Health and Medicine is a great medical history […]

Another interesting job

Posted on February 25, 2010 under history of medicine, public history jobs

Thanks to Mike Rhode for posting about this intriguing job ad.  Mass General has some great historical collections. POSITION: INTERIM MUSEUM DIRECTOR / CONSULTANT Projected start date: March 1, 2010 Apply here: Massachusetts General Hospital intends to build and establish a new museum on its main campus in downtown Boston. The Mass General Museum […]

Is your future in plastics?

Posted on January 27, 2010 under history of medicine, history of science, history of technology, public history jobs

A few interesting (though short-term) jobs in the public history of science, technology and medicine: Project Leader, Plastics Collection, Syracuse University Syracuse University Library invites applications for the position of Plastics Collection Project Leader. This 18 month, benefits eligible position reports to the Director of Special Collections. The successful candidate will lead an ambitious effort […]

My dissertation

Posted on September 1, 2009 under academe, history of medicine, history of science, me | 1 Comment

If you’d like to read my dissertation, here it is. Please cite as: Suzanne Fischer, “Diseases of Men:  Sexual Health and Medical Expertise in Advertising Medical Institutes, 1900-1930,” PhD diss., University of Minnesota, 2009. Diseases of Men: Sexual Health and Medical Expertise in Advertising Medical Institutes, 1900-1930 by Suzanne M Fischer is licensed under a […]

My defense

Posted on May 8, 2009 under history of medicine, me, minnesota | 9 Comments

   “Suzanne Fischer will defend her dissertation, “Diseases of Men: Sexual Health and Medical Expertise in Advertising Medical Institutes, 1900-1930,” on Monday, May 18, in Physics 236A, beginning at 1:00 pm. All members of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Program [and everyone else] are invited to attend her opening presentation (about 20 to […]

Archives job at NMHM

Posted on December 9, 2008 under history of medicine, museums

Historians of medicine! Want to work with fascinating medical collections? Perhaps you should apply for this Archives Technician job at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. Hurry up! It closes today.

Nancy Siraisi is a MacArthur Genius

Posted on October 2, 2008 under history of medicine | 3 Comments

Congratulations to the distinguished historian of medicine Nancy Siraisi, who is one of 25 MacArthur Fellows this year.  Her work combines careful scholarship with vivid stories about the world of medieval and Renaissance medicine.  This award is also a great reflection on our field; historians of science/technology/medicine can stand among the best scholars and thinkers […]

Hospital Stories!

Posted on May 6, 2008 under history of medicine, minnesota, museums

To celebrate both Nurses’ Week and Minnesota’s 150th birthday, the Hennepin County Medical Center History Museum and the Metropolitan Medical Center Historical Library are putting up a special exhibit, “Hospital Stories:  150 Years of Minneapolis Health Care.”  We trace the history of hospitals in Minneapolis from Cottage Hospital in 1870 to the present, talking about […]

Plague in Gotham

Posted on April 16, 2008 under history of medicine, museums, public history | 2 Comments

The New-York Historical Society has a great-sounding new exhibit up:  Plague in Gotham!  Cholera in 19th C New York.  Cholera was an urban scourge in the 19th century, and public health physicians and bacteriologists studying cholera epidemics led to some really interesting discoveries and innovations (cf John Snow; also the London sewers).  Charles Rosenberg’s brilliant […]