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 Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School 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.
Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century, eds. Greene JA, Condrau F, and Watkins ES, January 1, 2016
Review of "The Development of Scientific Marketing in the Twentieth Century", January 1, 2016
Review of "Health Care in America: A History", January 1, 2016
Annals of internal medicine, September 1, 2015
The Lancet. Infectious diseases, September 1, 2015
Lancet (London, England), April 18, 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
Review of "An Army Doctor on the Western Frontier: Journals and Letters of John Vance Lauderdale, 1864-1890.", January 1, 2015
Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Medical Library