Collage of various historical images

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)

Honorable Mention 2018 Bolton-Johnson Prize for Professor Pablo F. Gómez

Professor Pablo F. Gómez’s book “The Experiential Caribbean” was awarded an Honorable Mention of the 2018 Bolton-Johnson Prize for the best book in Latin American History by the Conference in Latin American History at the recent AHA meeting in Chicago.

Ebling Library Reading Room Exhibit

Staggering Losses: World War 1 and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - an exhibit now on display in the Ebling Library Historical Reading Room through the end of May. Click here for more information.    (Exhibit Poster)

Upcoming Bioethics Symposium in April

Please save the date of April 18, 2019, for the upcoming 11th Annual Bioethics Symposium. The theme will be “Reproduction and Research: Ethics and Pregnancy in Clinical Trials.” See Events for more details.

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