Allan Morris Brandt
Allan Morris Brandt, PhD
Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine in the Department of Social Medicine (in the Faculty of Medicine)

Allan M. Brandt is the Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of the History of Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. He has previously served as dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, chair of the Department of the History of Science, director of the MD/PhD program in the social sciences at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School.

Prof. Brandt is a graduate of Brandeis University. He received his MA, MPhil, and PhD degrees in American history from Columbia University.

Affiliations:

  • Department of the History of Science
  • Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Professor Brandt's work focuses on social and ethical aspects of health, disease, and medical practices in the twentieth century United States. He is the author of The Cigarette Century (2007) and No Magic Bullet: A Social History of Venereal Disease in the United States since 1880 (1987); and the editor of Morality and Health (1997). He has written on the social history of epidemic disease; the history of public health and health policy; the history of human subject research; and the social and cultural history of smoking in the United States, among other topics. In 1998, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2001 he was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was named a Dr. William Cahan Distinguished Professor by the Flight Attendants Medical Research Institute in 2003. In September 2004, he testified as an expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice in U.S. v Philip Morris et al.

 

How AIDS invented global health.
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N Engl J Med
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A reader's guide to 200 years of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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N Engl J Med
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Inventing conflicts of interest: a history of tobacco industry tactics.
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Am J Public Health
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FDA regulation of tobacco--pitfalls and possibilities.
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N Engl J Med
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"The doctors' choice is America's choice": the physician in US cigarette advertisements, 1930-1953.
Authors: Authors: Gardner MN, Brandt AM.
Am J Public Health
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Tobacco advertising in the United States: a proposal for a constitutionally acceptable form of regulation.
Authors: Authors: Bayer R, Gostin LO, Javitt GH, Brandt A.
JAMA
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Antagonism and accommodation: interpreting the relationship between public health and medicine in the United States during the 20th century.
Authors: Authors: Brandt AM, Gardner M.
Am J Public Health
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Introduction: bioethics and beyond.
Authors: Authors: Kleinman A, Fox RC, Brandt AM.
Daedalus
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Research ethics after World War II: the insular culture of biomedicine.
Authors: Authors: Brandt AM, Freidenfelds L.
Kennedy Inst Ethics J
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AIDS and metaphor: toward the social meaning of epidemic disease.
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Soc Res (New York)
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