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.
Generation of Diversity: Clonal Selection Theory and the Rise of Molecular Immunology, January 1, 1997
Research in immunology, May 1, 1996
Journal of the history of biology, January 1, 1996
Journal of the history of biology, January 1, 1994
Quarterly Review of Biology, January 1, 1994
Annals of internal medicine, August 15, 1992
Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Medical Library