GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
History of 19th- and 20th-century therapeutics and medical evolution, with a focus on the history of antibiotics, the evolving authority of the controlled clinical trial, and relationships among physicians, medical journals, the pharmaceutical industry, and governmental agencies.
Dr. Podolsky has co-authored Generation of Diversity: Clonal Selection Theory and the Rise of Molecular Immunology (1997), authored Pneumonia before Antibiotics: Therapeutic Evolution and Evaluation in Twentieth-Century America (2006), co-edited Oliver Wendell Holmes: Physician and Man of Letters (2009), and most recently authored The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics (2015).
Dr. Podolsky is an associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine and a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 2006, he has served as the director of the Center for the History of Medicine based at the Countway Medical Library.
Dr. Podolsky graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in history and science. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School.
Lancet, April 18, 2015
Review of "An Army Doctor on the Western Frontier: Journals and Letters of John Vance Lauderdale, 1864-1890.", January 1, 2015
The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics, January 1, 2015
Diagnosis, January 1, 2015
Studies in History and Philosophy of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, January 1, 2015
Annals of internal medicine, November 18, 2014
The Journal of medical humanities, August 7, 2014
The Teaching Hospital, January 1, 2014
Lancet, November 24, 2012
The New England journal of medicine, October 18, 2012
Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Medical Library