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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 event - save the date

“How to Succeed With Failing in Translational Research.” is the title of a talk to be given by Jonathan Kimmelman, Associate Professor, Biomedical Ethics, McGill University, on Tuesday October 25 at Noon. The talk location is Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Also, Kimmelman will speak at 4pm in 1210 MSC on “Ethics and the Efficiency of Clinical Development in Cancer.” (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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