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Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease

 Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease

Established in April 2001, the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease (CHMD) is a University-approved Research Centre that provides a focus for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research and postgraduate education in the history of medicine, health, disease, and medical ethics. It unites staff and postgraduates from the Department of Philosophy and the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health and has members from several other departments with interests in history of medicine, including Archaeology, Geography, History, and Modern European Languages and Cultures.

Recent Publications

Maehle, AH. 'Contesting Medicial Confidentiality. Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany', University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Sauerteig, L. 'From the fear of conception to the management of sex: birth control in West German sex education material, c. 1945-1980', in: Niethammer/Satjukow (eds): ‘Wenn die Chemie stimmt’ / Gender Relations and Birth Control in the Age of the ‘Pill’, Wallstein,forthcoming 2016.

Lancaster, C. 'The Acid Test for Biological Science: STAP Cells, Trust, and Replication', Science and Engineering Ethics, 22/1 (2016).

Winkler, A. 'Debating Sex: Education Films and Sexual Morality for the Young in Post-War Germany, 1945-1955', Gesnerus, 72 (2015).

Maehle, AH. 'Preserving Confidentiality or Obstructing Justice? Historical Perspectives on a Medical Privilege in Court', Journal of Medical Law and Ethics, 3 (2015).

Maehle, AH. 'The Powers of Suggestion: Albert Moll and the Debate on Hypnosis', History of Psychiatry, 25/1 (2014).

Maehle, AH. 'Four early clinical studies to assess the effects of Peruvian bark', Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 106 (2013).

Sauerteig, L. 'Geschlechtskrankheiten, Gesundheitspolitik und Medizin im 20. Jahrhundert: Europäische Entwicklungen im Überblick', Sexuologie, 19 (2012).

Maehle, A.H. & Sauerteig, L. (guest eds). 'Sexology, Medical Ethics and Occultism: Albert Moll in Context', special issue, Medical History 56/2, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Sauerteig, L. 'Loss of Innocence: Albert Moll, Sigmund Freud and the Invention of Childhood Sexuality around 1900', Medical History, 56/2 (2012).

Maehle, A.H. 'God's Ethicist: Albert Moll and His Medical Ethics in Theory and Practice', Medical History, 56/2 (2012).

Kennaway, J. 'Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease', Ashgate, 2012.

Contact Details

Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease
Wolfson Research Institute
Durham University
Queen's Campus
University Boulevard
Stockton on Tees
TS17 6BH