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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

  • Dr Debby Banham (Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic): Anglo-Saxon medicine
  • Professor Martin Johnson (Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience): History of recent embryology
  • Dr Francis Neary (Darwin Correspondence Project, University Library): History of modern medical technologies
  • Professor Sujit Sivasundaram (Faculty of History): Global and imperial histories of science, technology and medicine
  • Professor Richard M. Smith (Department of Geography): Historical demography and the social history of medicine
  • Dr Emma Spary (Faculty of History): History of natural history; history of food and consumption
  • Professor Simon Szreter (Faculty of History): History and public policy

Active Alumni

Affiliated Scholars


  • Professor Peter Bowler: History of scientific ideas about biology, race and evolution
  • Professor Sonia Horn: History of medical education, 18th and 19th centuries
  • Professor Jim Moore: Social history of 'science and religion' since 1800

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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