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The people listed here work centrally in history of medicine and allied sciences. Many other colleagues have relevant interests; see the full list of Teaching Officers, Research Fellows and Teaching Associates, and Affiliates.

Teaching Officers

Research Fellows and Teaching Associates

  • Dr Salim Al-Gailani: History of medicine and the life sciences since 1800
  • Dr Leah Astbury: Early modern medicine; history of reproduction; history of the body; domestic medicine; the family; gender
  • Dr Jenny Bangham: Inscriptions and paper tools; the politics of genetics and genomics; public health
  • Dr Jessica Hamel-Akré: Medicine and literature in the long eighteenth century; social history of women's food refusal; philosophy of appetite control
  • Dr Natalie Kaoukji: Early modern natural philosophy and medicine
  • Dr Richard McKay: Twentieth century history of medicine and public health
  • Dr Carolin Schmitz: History of medicine in early modern Spain
  • Dr Andreas Sommer: History of the human sciences and medicine

College Teaching Officers

College Fellows


Other people at the University of Cambridge

Active Alumni

Affiliated Scholars

  • Dr Robert Bud: History of technology, museology, chemistry and biosciences
  • Dr Sarah Bull: Nineteenth-century medicine; medical print culture; history of sexuality
  • Professor Soraya de Chadarevian: History of biology and biomedicine
  • Dr Silvia De Renzi: Early-modern medicine
  • Professor Sonia Horn: History of medical education, 18th and 19th centuries
  • Professor Gerald Kutcher: History of medicine, science, public health and bioethics
  • Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn: Social history of medicine, technology and the media since 1900
  • Dr Rob Ralley: Social history of natural philosophy, medicine and magic
  • Dr Jennifer Rampling: Late medieval and early modern alchemy, medicine and natural philosophy
  • Dr Anne Secord: 19th-century popular science
  • Dr Paul White: Life sciences in Victorian Britain


  • Professor Peter Bowler: History of scientific ideas about biology, race and evolution
  • Professor Jim Moore: Social history of 'science and religion' since 1800
  • Dr Christine Salazar: History of military medicine

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