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The Department of Medical History and Bioethics dates back to 1950, when the University of Wisconsin Medical School created a Department of the History of Medicine, the second department of its kind in the country. The Program in Medical Ethics has been an integral part of the department since its founding in 1973.   (More information --> About Us)

Keller named Associate Dean

Professor Richard C. Keller has been named as associate dean of the UW–Madison Division of International Studies. Please see News for more details.

Disclosing/Enclosing Thematic Cluster

A trio of Medical History and Bioethics faculty and a colleague from the History of Science department form the team leaders of an exciting thematic cluster titled Disclosing/Enclosing. Please see dept News for more details.

“First Book Award” to Gómez

Hearty congratulations to Assistant Professor Pablo F. Gómez who has received a 2014-15 “First Book Award” from the UW Center for the Humanities. See News for more details.

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