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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)

Save the dates - Fall HSTM Colloquiums

Two colloquiums are planned for the coming Fall term from the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Program in the History Department. Both will be held in October: Professor John Harley Warner, Avalon Professor History of Medicine, History Department, Yale University, will talk on 10/22 and Professor Mariola Espinosa, History Department, University of Iowa, will speak on 10/29. Please see Events for more information.

News for Professors Lederer and Nelson

Professor Susan Lederer has been elected president of the AAHM and will also be going to New Zealand as a William Evans Visiting Fellow at University of Otago. Professor Nicole Nelson will be going to Harvard University as a Radcliffe Fellow. Please see News for all the details.

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