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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)

Forthcoming book by Professor Gómez

The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic will come out in April from University of North Carolina Press; please see News for more information.


Fost earns prestigious national award

Professor Emeritus Norman Fost has been awarded the 2016 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Ethics and Health Outcomes; see News for more information.

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