1. CHM Presents the 14th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture

    March 10, 2015

    The Center for the History of Medicine is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities.  This year we will be joined by Prof. David Oshinsky, Director of the Division of Medical Humanities and Professor of History at New York University.  Prof. Oshinsky is a prolific and award-winning author Read more


  2. CHM and the Michigan Theater present a special screening of Contagion

    February 23, 2015

    Come see a screening of Contagion, followed by a presentation from Capt. Martin, Cetron, MD, Director of the CDC Division of Global Migration and Quarantine.  Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00.


  3. How the Ebola quarantine became a ‘states’ rights’ issue

    October 30, 2014

    Read Dr. Markel’s Reuters op-ed piece on quarantining Ebola patients and states’ rights.


  4. Dr. Markel on NPR’s Science Friday

    October 17, 2014

    Watch Dr. Markel discuss the fascinating history of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg before a live audience on NPR’s Science Friday.


  5. How Scary Is This Ebola Outbreak?

    August 12, 2014

    Read Dr. Markel’s latest New Republic article about the Ebola virus, “How Scary Is This Ebola Outbreak?”


  6. Dr. Markel discusses Alcoholic’s Anonymous on Michigan Radio’s Stateside

    April 28, 2014

    Listen to Dr. Markel discuss the history of Alcoholic’s Anonymous on Michigan Radio’s Stateside.


  7. One man’s rise from ‘Dr. Unqualified’ to surgeon-in-chief

    November 15, 2013

    Read Dr. Markel’s latest PBS NewsHour column, “One Man’s Rise from ‘Dr. Unqualified’ to Surgeon-in-Chief,” where he writes about the public career of Dr. C. Everett Koop.


  8. Dr. Markel’s latest PBS NewsHour column, “A Hormonal Happy Birthday”

    June 20, 2013

    Read Dr. Markel’s latest PBS NewsHour column, “A Hormonal Happy Birthday,” where he discusses the etymology of the word “hormone” and the history of early endocrinology.


  9. Dr. Markel’s latest PBS NewsHour column, “The Day Doctors Began to Conquer Smallpox”

    May 22, 2013

    Read Dr. Markel’s latest PBS NewsHour column, “The Day Doctors Began to Conquer Smallpox,” where he discusses Dr. Edward Jenner’s investigation of smallpox and his work on a vaccine.


  10. Dr. Markel named Editor-in-Chief of The Milbank Quarterly

    May 22, 2013

    We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Markel will become the Editor-in-Chief of The Milbank Quarterly on October 1.