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SSHRC postdoctoral fellow Darren N. Wagner has co-edited with Professor Raymond Stephanson a collection titled The Secrets of Generation: Reproduction in the Long Eighteenth Century.

Exploring the theme of generation from the perspective of histories of medicine, literature, biology, technology, and culture, this collection offers a range of cutting-edge approaches. Its twenty-four contributors, scholars from across Europe and North America, bring an international perspective to discuss reproduction in British, French, American, German, and Italian contexts.


Banting Postdoctoral Fellow Alexandra Bacopoulos-Viau edited with Aude Fauvel a special issue of Medical History entitled "Tales from the Asylum. Patient Narratives and the (De)construction of Psychiatry"

This volume, which marks the thirtieth anniversary of Roy Porter's seminal 1985 article "Doing Medical History from Below," explores the varied ways in which patients’ voices have guided psychiatry’s construction, deconstruction and reconstruction from 1800 to the present. Check out the special issue here

The Lancet has published a paper by Thomas Schlich "Why were surgical gloves not used earlier?" 

Read the full text HERE

The Department of Social Studies of Medicine and the Jewish General Hospital have held a workshop on "The Impact of Technological Change on the Surgical Profession". For a report see The ASPIRE Newsletter

Thomas Schlich's piece "Cutting the Body to Cure the Mind" has been published in the the "The Lancet – Psychiatry."

Dr. Margaret Lock has been voted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the most prestigious honorary societies in the United States. Read more...


Prof. Margaret Lock, Officer of the Order of Canada, McGill University, Professor Emerita

"The Alzheimer Enigma in an Aging World"

Charles F. Martin Amphitheatre
McIntyre Medical Science Building, 5th Floor (Rm 504)
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, 6 p.m.

New Book for Dr. George Weisz


Chronic Disease in the Twentieth Century: A History 





Prof. Thomas Schlich is presenting the key note address for the "History of Medicine Days 2014", at the History of Medicine & Health Care Program, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, on March 7, 2014: “Examining the History of Medical Practices:  Styles and Skills in Surgery, 1800-1920s”.



Dr. Margaret Lock's New Book


The Alzheimer Conundrum-Entanglements of Dementia and Aging




Prof. Thomas Schlich is giving the Stanley Friesen Lecture in the History of Surgery at the University of Kansas on September 6, 2013.




An article by  Prof. George Weisz,  “Epidemiology and Health-Care Reform: The National Health Survey of 1935-1936,” American Journal of Public Health, 2011; 101(3): 438-447, has been named one of the American Journal of Public Health's Papers of the Year for 2011 and 2012.


Dr.G.Weisz recently presented the 10th Annual John C. Burnham Lecture in the History of Medicine at Ohio State University. For more information go to:






Thomas Schlich is giving the "Seventeenth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture on the History of Technology" at Cambridge University.

For more information go to: http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/news/rausing.html


Prof. Margaret Lock has been awarded the McGill Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement

Dr. Andrea Tone has been awarded the Benjamin Rush Award by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), for “outstanding contributions to the history of psychiatry.”

Dr. Margaret Lock has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada, 2010



Dr. Thomas Schlich's New Book

The Origins of Organ Transplantation