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.
Chemical Heritage Newsmagazaine, January 1, 2008
International Anesthesia Clinics, September 15, 2007
Pneumonia before Antibiotics: Therapeutic Evolution and Evaluation in Twentieth-Century America, January 1, 2006
American journal of public health, October 27, 2005
Journal of the History of Medicine and the Allied Sciences, January 1, 2004
Bulletin of the history of medicine, January 1, 2003
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, January 1, 1999
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, January 1, 1999
Nietzsche, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. Edited by Babette E. Babich and Robert S. Cohen. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers., January 1, 1999
Bulletin of the history of medicine, January 1, 1998
Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Medical Library