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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


The Department provides training in history of medicine at every level.

The Part II (third-year), Part III (fourth-year) and MPhil courses allow students to specialise largely in history of medicine or learn a little medical history to complement other interests in history, philosophy and sociology of science and technology. We offer PhD supervision in a very wide range of fields.

For more information on courses, see undergraduate study and postgraduate study.

For information on funding, including Wellcome doctoral studentships, see funding for postgraduate students.

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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