1. The History of Anatomy: From Alcmaeon to Skandalakis

    September 9, 2021

    The Plastic Surgery Student Interest Group (PSIG) and the Society for the History and Philosophy of Medicine are joining together to host an in person and virtual hybrid event titled “The History of Anatomy – From Alcmaeon to Skandalakis” on Wednesday September 15th, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm, which will be facilitated by Dr. Christian Vercler. Snacks will be provided for those joining us in person. Please Read more


  2. 20th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities

    April 6, 2021

    The Center for the History of Medicine and the Department of English Language and Literature are pleased to announce the 20th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities. This year’s lecture will feature Professor Deborah Blum, Director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Blum is a Pulitzer Read more


  3. Lecture on Global Health and Human Rights with Dr. Joia Mukherjee

    January 28, 2021

    The U-M Center for the History of Medicine and the U-M Society for the History and Philosophy of Medicine are pleased to announce an upcoming session with Dr. Joia Mukherjee as she delivers her lecture, “Global Health and Human Rights.” Dr. Mukherjee is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Global Health Equity Read more


  4. Dr. Markel on CSPAN’s Washington Journal

    October 19, 2020

    Dr. Markel recently joined CSPAN’s Washington Journal program to mend his expertise on the history of past pandemics and the lessons we can apply to today’s COVID-19 crisis.  View the program at https://www.c-span.org/video/?476890-3/washington-journal-dr-howard-markel-discusses-covid-19-past-pandemics&live


  5. CHM’s 19th Annual Davenport Lecture now on YouTube

    October 19, 2020

    On November 12, 2020, the Center for the History of Medicine hosted its 19th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities, presented by Dr. Powel Kazanjian. Michigan Medicine’s Lead Public Relations Representative, Kara Gavin, wrote an excellent summary of Dr. Kazanjian’s wonderful lecture. If you missed the lecture, it is available on the Read more


  6. Dr. Navarro on NPR’s “The Takeaway” and “Reset”

    May 20, 2020

    Recently Dr. Navarro was asked to join WNYC’s “The Takeaway” and WBEZ’s “Reset” programs to discuss the deadly 1918 influenza pandemic and lessons we might apply to today’s COVID-19 pandemic.  Listen below: The Takeaway: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/takeaway/segments/lessons-learned-1918-flu-pandemic Reset: https://www.wbez.org/stories/how-does-covid-19-compare-to-the-1918-flu-pandemic/0b898451-0e0e-4a58-879c-3533afbf4cf0


  7. Dr. Markel on C-Span discussing COVID-19 and past pandemics

    May 20, 2020

    On May 6, 2020, Dr. Markel appeared on C-Span’s “Washington Journal” live program to discuss past pandemics and the lessons we might apply from them as we deal with COVID-19. Watch here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?471792-5/washington-journal-dr-howard-markel-discusses-covid-19-past-pandemics&event=471792&playEvent


  8. Dr. Navarro on NPR’s “Here & Now”

    April 30, 2020

    Recently, Dr. Navarro discussed the history of San Francisco’s Anti-Mask League, formed in the winter of 1919 as the city wrestled with its influenza epidemic, and how social distancing measures then compare to the experience of Americans today. https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/04/29/pence-face-mask-coronavirus-1918-flu


  9. Dr. Navarro on Slate’s “The Gist” Podcast

    April 23, 2020

    Slate‘s Mike Pesca and his team recently asked Dr. Navarro to speak about the Center’s influenzaarchive.org project as well as the lessons of the devastating 1918 influenza pandemic on “The Gist” podcast.  Listen to the two-part podcast below. “Social Distance a Century Ago,” April 21, 2020 “Good News, Bad News,” April 22, 2020


  10. Dr. Markel’s latest media appearances

    April 22, 2020

    The New Yorker: “How the Protests Have Changed the Pandemic” Tampa Bay News 10: “Is Florida flattening the curve? Here’s how to read the charts” Associated Press: “Experts worry CDC is sidelined in coronavirus response” Forward: “Pandemics have always incited anti-Semitism. Here’s the history you need to know” Philadelphia ABC 6 News: “US coronavirus toll passes Read more