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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)


Sensing the Caribbean: Art, Culture, History, and the “Sensory turn”

An upcoming symposium - please save the dates: September 21-22, 2017.

“Frankenstein and Popular Culture”
save the dates: October 27-29, 2017

“Frankenstein and Popular Culture: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the creation and publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein” will be held October 27-29, 2017,; please save the dates and check Events for more details as they become available.

Professor of Clinical Ethics opening

The Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for a tenure track assistant or associate professor of clinical ethics. (for details click ‘here’.)

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