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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)

Welcome to new faculty Karola V. Kreitmair

Medical History & Bioethics offers a warm welcome to Karola V. Kreitmair who joined the department as an Assistant Professor this fall. Clinical ethics, neuroethics, self-tracking and phenomenology, and citizen science and gamification stand out among her many interests in addition to having recently written, directed, and produced a play entitled Homo ex Machina thanks to a grant from the Medicine and the Muse program at Stanford University. Welcome to Karola!

Upcoming Fall HSMT Colloquiums

Two colloquiums are planned for the coming Fall term from the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology 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.

Colloquium with Richard Dees

Professor Richard Dees from the University of Rochester will give a colloquium titled “Primumnon Noceremortuis: Bioethics and the Lives of the Dead” on Friday November 2, 2018, at 3:30pm. Click Events for more information.

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