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 history of medicine and allied sciences, March 9, 2010
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, May 1, 2009
Bulletin of the history of medicine, January 1, 2009
Watermark (Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences), January 1, 2009
New England Journal of Medicine, January 1, 2009
Nature medicine, January 1, 2009
Oliver Wendell Holmes: Physician and Man of Letters, January 1, 2009
Journal of the American Medical Association, August 20, 2008
Journal of the history of dentistry, January 1, 2008
Chemical Heritage Newsmagazaine, January 1, 2008
Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Medical Library