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.
A blog has just been posted describing the experiences of AAHM member Monica Green in teaching a new course on the global history of plague and the most catastrophic pandemic in human history, the Black Death: http://arc-medieval.blogspot.com/2015/08/teaching-new-paradigm-in-black-death.html. Green taught the course as a semester-long experiment in how to take the new genetics paradigm of Yersinia pestis studies […]
The American Association for the History of Medicine honored the following individuals at its award ceremony and 90th anniversary celebration on May 2, 2015 at the Commons on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT: Osler Medal: Julia Cockey Cromwell, (Johns Hopkins University),“Viral Knowledge: Autopsy and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic” Honorable Mention: John […]
Monica Green recently wrote an article for Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association. It describes the circumstances of the “intrusion” of genetics into the historiography of the Black Death, and suggests to historians why it is high time for us to embrace this new connection with the historicist sciences. The article is […]
Dr. Howard Markel recently spoke with a New York Times reporter on the history of health quarantines. Read the article here