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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)

Richard Keller wins 2014 Koren Prize

The Society for French Historical Studies has awarded Richard C. Keller the William Koren Prize for his article, “Place Matters: Mortality, Space, and Urban Form in the 2003 Paris Heat Wave Disaster,” published in French Historical Studies (Spring 2013)
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ACH best article prize to Pablo Gomez

Pablo Gomez’s 2013 article, “The Circulation of Bodily Knowledge in the Seventeenth-century Black Spanish Caribbean,” published in Social History of Medicine has won the 2014 Andrés Ramos Mattei-Neville Hall Article Prize awarded by the Association of Caribbean Historians. (See News for more details)

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