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.
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, May 1, 2012
The New England journal of medicine, April 19, 2012
Review of "Pills, Power, and Policy: The Struggle for Drug Reform in Cold War America and its Consequences.", January 1, 2012
Review of "Lifesavers for Millions", January 1, 2012
Prescribed: Writing, Filling, Using, and Abusing the Prescription in Modern America, eds. Greene JA, Watkins, ES, January 1, 2012
International journal of epidemiology, December 5, 2011
The New England journal of medicine, August 11, 2011
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, June 1, 2011
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 1, 2011
Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences, March 9, 2010
Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Medical Library