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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


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

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: History of science, technology and medicine; health activism; film history
  • 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

Generation to Reproduction


Cambridge historians of medicine and biology are taking a long-term, cross-disciplinary approach to the history of reproduction.

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Making Visible Embryos


Explore our online exhibition on the history of embryo images.

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The Casebooks Project


Browse and search Simon Forman's and Richard Napier's records of thousands of consultations.

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