Announcing AAHM Ann Arbor 2.0

AAHM Ann Arbor 2.0.

November 2020 – January 2021

Announcing thirteen virtual panel discussions in the history of medicine!  The AAHM is pleased to welcome its members to a series of discussions of new work in the field — on topics including epidemics, the architecture of health care, the politics of race and health, therapeutics, madness, poison, and so much more.  The Ann Arbor 2.0 series presents works previously scheduled for the cancelled Ann Arbor annual meeting.  Join us over the next three months to listen in, learn, and provide feedback on this exciting new scholarship.  The innovative series of virtual panels is hosted by our member colleagues at institutions across North America — Rutgers, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Buffalo, Harvard, University of Michigan, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Yale, McGill, Johns Hopkins, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of California San Francisco, and University of Minnesota.

Hold these dates! AAHM members-only. Please renew if you have not done so already and encourage others to join the association.

Instructions on how members can join the discussion will be coming shortly. See you there!

AHHM Panel 1 Rethinking Epidemics and Epidemiology

Rutgers and New Jersey Institute of Technology, Friday, November 6, 2020; 1:00-2:30 pm

Hosts: Johanna Schoen and Stephen Pemberton

Emily Webster, University of Chicago

Epidemics and Professional Development in Melbourne and Bombay

Jacob Steere-Williams, College of Charleston

Everyday Epidemiology: Using ‘Practice’ to Rethink the History of Victorian Epidemiology

Jim Downs, Connecticut College

Slavery, Science and the Development of Epidemiological Methods in West Africa, 1844-1852

AAHM Panel 2 Drugs, Patients, and the Architecture of Health Care

University of Buffalo, Monday, November 16, 2020; 1:00-2:30 pm

Hosts: David Herzberg and Michael Rembis


Andrea Ens, Purdue University

Selling Psychedelics: Balancing Patient Concerns, Profit Margins, and Professional Respectability at Hollywood Hospital, 1955-1973

Richard Del Rio University of Chicago

Proprietary Medicine, Cocaine and Drug War Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Chicago

Andrew Seaton New York University

Health Centres, Architecture, and Patient Opinion in the British National Health Service, 1945-1979

AAHM Panel 3 Location Matters: The importance of place in medical theory and practice

Harvard University, Friday, November 20, 2020; 1:30-3:00 pm

Hosts: David Jones and Scott Podolsky


Angela Potter, Purdue University

Prozac-oplis: Locating Serotonin Research in Indianapolis, 1945-1975

David Korostyshevsky. University of Minnesota

Excluding Drunkards: Medicine, Life Insurance, and Private Morals Regulation in  Nineteenth-Century America

Eli Anders, Haverford College

From Crowded Hospitals to Climatic Hinterlands: Convalescent Homes as ‘Technologies of Place’ in Nineteenth-Century England

AAHM Panel 4 Disease, Ideology, and Nation in the Global 20th century

University of Michigan, Friday, December 4, 2020; 12:30-2:00 pm

Hosts: Alexandra Minna Stern and Joel Howell


Arnav Bhattacharya, University of Pennsylvania

Curing Venereal Disease and Revitalizing the Nation: History of Venereal Disease and Sexology in early Twentieth Century India

Pavel Vasilyev, HSE University St. Petersburg

Designing Clinical Trials in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century: USSR in the Global Context

Marian Moser Jones, University of Maryland

American World War I Nurses and White Supremacy, from the Imperial War Zone to the Interwar Home Front.


AAHM Panel 5 Errors, Ethics, and Professional Status from the Middle Ages to Modern Medicine

Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Friday, December 4, 2020; 3:30-5:00 pm

Hosts: Paul Theerman, David Barnes, Keith Wailoo, Nancy Tomes

Walton Schalick, III, University of Wisconsin, Madison

“Errare humanum est:” Medical Errors in the Middle Ages

Fedir Razumenko, University of Calgary

Bridging Clinical Investigation with Ethical Regulation: Four Pioneering      Gynecologic Cancer Trials in Canada, 1974-1984

Andrew Hogan, Creighton University

Defining a Home for Disability in Late-20th Century Pediatrics: Specialties and Status

AAHM Panel 6 Babies, Mothers, and How They Grow

Yale University, Tuesday, December 8, 2020; 1:00-2:30 pm

Hosts: John Harley Warner and Naomi Rogers


Courtney Thompson, Mississippi State University

“Younger Than She Are Happy Mothers Made”: Precocious Maternity in the Nineteenth Century

Samir Hamdoud, University of Warwick

The Caring Eye: Dr George E. Shuttleworth and the Imagining of Childhood Idiocy in Victorian and Edwardian Britain


Heather Reel, Rutgers University, Camden

The Camera Tells the Story: Dr. Arnold Gesell’s “How a Baby Grows” Series


AAHM Panel 7 Decay, Affect, and Contagion: The Cultural and Racial Politics of Medicine

McGill University, Wednesday, December 9, 2020; 1:30-3:00 pm

Hosts: David Wright and George Weisz


Dacia Boyce, Tripler Army Medical Center

“A Decay, Deep and Incurable:” Medicine, Disease, and Fantasy in Jane Austen’s Last Novels

Jacob Moses, Harvard University

Affect in Retrospect: Genital Surgeries and Tracking Ethical Reform in Late-20th Century Medical Practice


Jessica Hauger, Duke University

Smallpox and Sovereignty: The Racial Politics of Contagion in Indian Territory, 1898-1901


AAHM Panel 8 Disease, Disability, and Therapeutics

Johns Hopkins University, Friday, December 11, 2020; 1:30-3:00 pm

Hosts: Mary Fissell and Jeremy Greene


Kelly Urban, University of South Alabama

A Therapeutic Revolution within a Revolution: Chemotherapy and Tuberculosis in Cuba

Kieran Fitzpatrick, National University of Ireland

“Working in the borderlands: tracing disability in the history of surgery through the archive of Peter Freyer, 1896-1921,”

Lindsay Zafir, Yale University

Mothering Denial: HIV Skepticism and the Politics of Motherhood

AAHM Panel 9 Masculinity, Race, and Health from the U.S. and Mexico to Colonial Malaya

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Monday, December 14, 2020; 3:30-5:00 pm

Hosts: David Sepkoski, Teri Chettiar, Leslie Reagan, Rana Hogart


Kasey Mosley, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

“We Will Make You Better Than Better”: Cancer, Masculinity, and Popular Culture Since the 1950s


Lina-Maria Murillo, University of Iowa

“Battling Mexico’s Growth”: Race, Class, and Reproductive Healthcare in Northern Mexico

Pamela Maddock, University of Sydney

Approaches to Health and Justice in the Antebellum US Army: Venereal Disease at the Mexican Border, 1853

Jack Greatrex, University of Hong Kong

Pests and Human Health in Colonial Malaya, c. 1890s to 1930s

AAHM Panel 10 Experience and Expertise: Madness, Deafness, and Malaria

University of California, San Francisco, Thursday, December 17, 2020, 1:30-3:00 pm

Hosts: Aimee Medeiros, Elizabeth Watkins, Elena Conis


Michael Healey, Johns Hopkins Medical School

Madness Made Social: Political Adaptations of Diagnostic Categories in Meyerian Psychiatry

Carla Keirns, University of Kansas Medical Center

Expertise, Advocacy, and Personal Experience: How the Blind established a legal right to Braille

Sarah Runcie, Muhlenberg College

State of Emergency, State of Eradication: Malaria Campaigns in Late Colonial Cameroon


AAHM Panel 11 Medical Maps, Poison, and the Pulse

University of California, San Francisco, Thursday, December 17, 2020, 3:30-5:00 pm

Hosts: Aimee Medeiros, Elizabeth Watkins, Elena Conis


Yijie Huang, University of Cambridge

Reading the Casuistry of Pulse in Late Seventeenth-Century English Medicine: A Study on Edmund King’s Medical Cases


Erin Dwyer, Oakland University

The Poison Cup: Race, Fear, and Poison in the Antebellum South

Lauren Killingsworth, University of Cambridge

“With Maps Illustrative of the Disease”: Medical Cartography in Nineteenth-Century Colonial India


AAHM Panel 12 Cultured Knowledge: Biohistorical Approaches to Microbial Culture Collections

University of Minnesota, Friday, January 22, 2021; 2:30-4:00 pm

Hosts: Dominique Tobbell and Jennifer Gunn

Jacalyn Duffin, Queen’s University

Culture Collections: The First International Conference


Frédéric Vagneron, Centre Alexandre-KoyreEHESS/CNRS

Cultured Knowledge: biohistorical approaches to microbial culture collections


Charles Kollmer, California Institute of Technology

Living Reagents: Culture Collections, Microbial Taxonomy, and Parasite Bioassays


AAHM Panel 13 The Medical Management of Bodes: Intersex, Inmates, and Aids to Hearing

University of Minnesota, Friday, January 22, 2021; 4:30-6:00

Hosts: Dominique Tobbell and Jennifer Gunn


Mirjam Janett, University Zurich

Children, their families and the management of “Intersex” Bodies in Swiss pediatric medicine (1945-1970)

Jessica Adler, Florida International University

Diagnosing and Discrediting Inmates: Power and Resistance at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in the 1940s


Sarah Rose, University of Texas at Arlington

“A shattering impact”: Hearing Aids, Insurance, and the Public Health Crisis That Wasn’t, 1962-2017