MemberPamela K. Gilbert

…exts. 37.5 (2015): 496-498.


“The Body.”  Introduction to special issue of Victorian Network 6.1 (Summer 2015): 1-6.  (See also Journal Issues edited.)


            Review. Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century, by Owen Whooley (University of Chicago Press, 2013).  Bulletin of the History of Medicine 88.1 (2014): 204-205.


            Review.  Doctoring the Novel, Sylvia Pamboukian (Ohio University Press) Medical History. 57.4 Spring 2013.


            Review.  Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary Imagination. (Cambridge UP, 2010). By Katherine Byrne. For Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN), http…

Victorian novel, history of medicine, medical humanities, gender, popular fiction

MemberJennifer Wallis

…British Society for the History of Science (Member)

Higher Education Academy (Fellow)

Royal Historical Society (Fellow)

Society for the Social History of Medicine (Member)…
…pton (ed.), Offbeat: British Cinema’s Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems (Headpress, 2012).


Sally Frampton and Jennifer Wallis, ‘Reading medicine and health in periodicals‘, Media History, 25 (Feb. 2019): 1-5.

Jennifer Wallis, ‘A home or a gaol? Scandal, secrecy, and the St James’s Inebriate Home for Women‘, Social History of Medicine, 31 (Nov. 2018): 774-95.

—, ‘Putting mental illness under the microscope in the nineteenth century‘, Microbiologist, 19 (Jun. 2018): 18-21.

—, ‘Bloody technology: The sphygmograph in asylum practice‘, History of Psychiatry, 28 (Sept. 2017): 297-310.

—, ‘In the shadow of the asylum: The Stanley Royd Sal…

I am a historian of medicine and psychiatry, currently teaching the history of medicine and medical humanities at Imperial College London. Prior to that I was a fixed-term Lecturer in Cultural and Intellectual History at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), and before that a postdoctoral researcher on the Diseases of Modern Life project at the University of Oxford. Alongside my work in the history of medicine, I write (usually in a non-academic context) on film and music. Much of my recent academic research explores connections between bodies, environments, and medical technologies. At present I am working on the history of post-mortem investigation – particularly experiments into resuscitation techniques in the late nineteenth century – and also expanding upon previous work about post-mortem examination in the history of psychiatry.

MemberJosé Pedro Sousa Dias

…Postdoc: University College London Wellcome Unit of the History of Medicine: London, GB

1995-10-25 to 1996-04-25 | Postdoctoral studie

Ph.D.: Universidade de Lisboa: Lisboa, PT

1991-11-01 | Ph.D. (Faculdade de Farmácia)

Provas de Aptidão Pedagógica e Capacidade Científica: Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Farmácia: Lisboa, PT

1987-02-26 | Provas de Aptidão Pedagógica e Capacidade Científica

Graduate degree in Pharmaceutics: Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Farmácia: Lisboa, PT

1981 | Graduate degree in Pharmaceutics (Licenciatura em Farmácia)…

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon, where he is responsible for the course of History of Pharmacy and Therapeutics (Page in Portuguese). Graduated (1981) and PhD (1991) in Pharmacy from the University of Lisbon, he focused his research on the History of Health Sciences. He is an integrated member of the research group “Ciência: Estudos em História e Filosofia da Cultura Científica (CEHFCi)” of Institute of Contemporary History (IHC). His current research interests are the contemporary history of the biomedical sciences in Portugal, the scientific and social aspects of the history of medicine (17th and 18th centuries) and the history of medicine and pharmacy in the expansion and Portuguese colonization (16th to 18th centuries). He was Pro-Reitor of the University of Lisbon (05 / 2006-05 / 2009 and 09 / 2010-12 / 2011). Deputy Director of the Faculty of Pharmacy (11 / 2009-08 / 2010). From 2006 to 2011, he chaired the Executive Committee of the Centennial Commemorations of the University of Lisbon. He was President of the Directive Board of Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência / Museums of the University of Lisbon (06/2012-02/2014) and its Director from (02/2014-05/2019).

MemberPierce Salguero

Ph.D., History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2010. Dissertation title: “Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China: Disease, Healing, and the Body in Crosscultural Translation (2nd to 8th Centuries C.E.).” [Dissertation Review; revised version published in 2014 by University of Pennsylvania Press]. Graduate fields: History of religion and medicine in China; history of religion and medicine in India; history of medicine in the West; Chinese history.
M.A., East Asian Studies, University of Virginia, 2005. Thesis title: “Thai Medicine Reconsidered: ‘Royal’ and ‘Rural’ Practitioners and the Struggle to Define a Tradition.” (Revised version published in 2007 by Hohm Press; 2nd edition 2015 White Lotus Press.)

I am an interdisciplinary humanities scholar fascinated by the intersections between Buddhism, medicine, and crosscultural exchange. I have a Ph.D. in History of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and teach Asian history, religion, and culture at Penn State University’s Abington College, located near Philadelphia. The major theme in my scholarship is the interplay between the global transmission and local reception of Buddhist knowledge about health, disease, and the body. I approach this topic using methodologies from history, religious studies, translation studies, and anthropology, among other fields. I am the author of the three-volume series Buddhism and Medicine (Columbia Univ Press, 2017–2020) as well as a number of other books and articles on various aspects of Buddhism and medicine. I am continually seeking opportunities to cross disciplinary lines in publishing and presenting my work. I am active in AARIASTAM, and other professional organizations, and currently serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Asian Medicine. I also regularly publish writing for non-scholarly audiences.

MemberPratik Chakrabarti

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS)
Fellow, Linnean Society of London (FLS)
American Association for the History of Medicine, 2010-
British Society for the History of Science
Society for the Social History of Medicine, 2010-

…ian History”, (with Joydeep Sen) Modern Asian Studies, 50, 3, 2016, pp. 808-840. ISSN:0026-749X (Print), 1469-8099 (Online)
‘Purifying the River: Pollution and Purity of Water in Colonial Calcutta’, Studies in History, 31, 2, 2015, pp. 178-205. ISSN 0257-6430
‘“Living versus Dead”: The Pasteurian Paradigm and Imperial Vaccine Research’, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 84, 3, 2010, pp. 387–423. ISSN 0007-5140.
‘Curing Cholera: Pathogens, Places and Poverty in South Asia’, International Journal of South Asian Studies, 3, 2010, pp. 153-168. ISBN 9788173048333
‘Beasts of Burden: Animals and Laboratory Research in Colonial India’, History of Science, 48, 2, 2010, pp. 125-152, ISSN 0073-2753
‘Empire and Al…

My research specializations are in the history of medicine, science and global and imperial history, spanning South Asian, Caribbean and Atlantic history from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. I am currently completing my next research monograph, titled Inscriptions of Nature: Geology and the Science of Antiquity. The manuscript is based on the major Leverhulme trust funded project; ‘An Antique Land; Geology, Philology and the Making of the Indian Subcontinent, 1830-1920’, of which I was the Principal Investigator. The project investigates the history of the discovery of the geological past of Indian subcontinent in its philological, anthropological and cultural dimensions and its links with the discovery of Indian antiquity. In doing so, the project highlights the unique convergence of mythology and science in India. I have published four sole-authored monographs. My first book, Western Science in Modern India: Metropolitan Methods, Colonial Practices (2004) was based on my PhD dissertation. Beginning in the eighteenth century, this book reveals a process of knowledge-transfer that involved European surgeons, missionaries and surveyors and Indian nationalist scientists. In the process, it demonstrates how modern science became the idiom of Indian nationhood and modernity. My second monograph, Materials and Medicine: Trade, Conquest and Therapeutics in the Eighteenth Century was published in 2010. Through a study of the expansion of British colonialism in the West Indies and South Asia, it explores how medicine was transformed in the eighteenth century in the context of war and commerce and acquired new medical materials as well as a distinct materialism. My third monograph, Bacteriology in British India: Laboratory Medicine and the Tropics, (2012) is based on the research for a major project; the  Wellcome Trust University Award  on ‘Laboratory Medical Research in Colonial India 1890-1950’ at the University of Kent, 2006-2011. The book provides a social and cultural history of bacteriology and vaccination in colonial India, situating it at the confluence of colonial medical practices, institutionalization and social and cultural movements. While teaching history of medicine and imperialism, I realised that although there has been prolific new research on colonial medicine in recent years there was a need for a synoptic and thorough analysis of the field. Consequently, I wrote Medicine and Empire, 1600-1960, which was published in 2014 by Palgrave MacMillan. The book provides a global history of imperial medicine focusing on British, French and Spanish empires in Africa, Asia and America from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.