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Recent Content

The Indiana Medical History Museum


The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near westside of Indianapolis. The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Birmingham University History of Medicine & Health Seminars: Feb 27th

College of Medical and Dental Sciences
School of Health and Population Sciences



The next seminar of the 2014 Spring Term will take place in WF38 on the first floor of the Medical School at 5.30pm

Thursday 27th February

Claire Jones (University of Leeds) “Under the Covers? Commerce, Condoms and Consumers in Britain, 1860-1960

H-Net Review Publication: Holsti on Erickson et al., 'How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality'

Paul Erickson, Judy L. Klein, Lorraine Daston, Rebecca Lemov, Thomas Sturm, Michael D. Gordin. How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. Illustrations. 272 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-04663-1.

Reviewed by Ole Holsti (Duke University)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2014)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Re: John Pickstone 1944-2014

John Pickstone's funeral and a memorial service will take place on 27th February, and a memorial symposium in June (dates to be confirmed). Detailed Information on the arrangements is now available on the CHSTM website.


Dr Carsten Timmermann
Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
The University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
Phone +44-(0)161-275 7950