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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)


Upcoming events - save the dates

“What is a Human? Public Views and the Impact on Human Rights” is the title of a colloquium to be given by Professor John Evans, UCSD, on Friday September 30 at 3:45 pm. The talk location is Memorial Library Special Collections. (See the Events page for more details.)

Tasty news for grad student Travis Weisse

At the recent AAHM meeting, graduate student Travis Weisse received an Honorable Mention in the Richard H. Shryock Medal Essay Contest for his paper titled “‘A Farewell to Chitterlings’: Alvenia Fulton, Natural Health Foods, and the Civil Rights Movement.” See News for this and other news.

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