American Association for the History of Medicine

Founded in 1925, the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) is a professional association of historians, physicians, nurses, archivists, curators, librarians, and others. The AAHM promotes and encourages research, study, writing, and interest in the history of medicine and allied fields.

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Bulletin of the History of Medicine

Summer 2017 Special Issue: Testing Drugs and Trying Cures Guest Editors: Elaine Leong and Alisha Rankin

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Calls for Papers: Homeopathy in Latin America and Spain: Local Developments and its International Networks

We are pleased to receive manuscripts on homeopathy in Latin America and their transnational networks to be published in the journal História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos (HCSM) ( The journal is a quarterly publication of the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (COC/Fiocruz) and publishes original peer-reviewed articles and research notes, documents and images of historical merit, debates, interviews, […]

Grants: Research Travel Grant Yale University’s Cushing/Whitney Medical Historical Library

The Medical Historical Library of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University is pleased to announce its eleventh annual Research Travel Award for use of the Historical Library. The Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and other researchers who wish to use the collections of the Harvey Cushing/John […]

Workshops: Visual History in the Twentieth Century: Bodies, Practices and Emotions

The twentieth century is the century in which modern mass media irreversibly permeated and transformed nearly all aspects of politics and society. This can be exemplified by the impact that film and television had on medicine, health policy and education, from early medical films that made new images of illness and therapy accessible to health […]

Workshop: The History of Science and Health in Peru and about Peru

Workshop: The History of Science and Health in Peru and about Peru Dates: Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23 Place: Sala de Grados, Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru Recent years have witnessed the production of important research about the histories of science, technology, medicine, and public health in Peru, both in the country and abroad. This research has revealed unknown historical sources, explored archival collections with new perspectives, and examined novel topics, such as the role played by science in definitions of race, […]

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