The Institute of the History of Medicine is a center for advanced studies dedicated to promoting scholarship on the history of medicine, disease, and the health sciences and their relationship to society. In addition, the Institute seeks to bring historical perspectives to bear on contemporary health issues. Established in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1929 by Dr. William H. Welch, the Institute provides scholars interested in the history of medicine with resources and a collegial intellectual environment in which to pursue their research interests. The Institute supports a permanent faculty, which make up the Department of the History of Medicine, graduate students, and an annually appointed group of visiting faculty and postdoctoral fellows. Each year this community of scholars participates in seminars, conferences, and symposia designed to explore specific themes and issues in the history of medicine.
This website includes some pages of potential interest to educators and researchers. A collection of syllabi for classes held at the Institute are available, as are links to the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, which can be accessed online, and the archives of Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.