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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)

Dr. Janet Greenlees lecture Sept. 19, 2017

Dr. Janet Greenlees (Glasgow Caledonian University) will give a lecture titled “For Mothers, Babies or the City? Prenatal Care in Philadelphia and Glasgow” at 4pm as part of the Department of Medical History & Bioethics Lecture Series - see Events for more information.

Sensing the Caribbean: Art, Culture, History, and the “Sensory Turn”

An International Workshop on September 21-22, 2017; please save the dates and check Events for more details as they become available.

Dr. Neil Stephens lecture October 9, 2017

Dr. Stephens will give a talk titled “Big Tissue and Why It’s Important: A Sociology of Mass Producing Cultured Blood, Skin, Meat and Milk”; please check Events for more details.

“Frankenstein and Popular Culture”
save the dates: October 27-29, 2017

“Frankenstein and Popular Culture: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the creation and publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein” will be held October 27-29, 2017,; please save the dates and check Events for more details as they become available.

Professor of Clinical Ethics opening

The Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for a tenure track assistant or associate professor of clinical ethics. (for details click ‘here’.)

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