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Making of a Tropical Disease

Reviews in History has named Dept. Chair Randall Packard's The Making of a Tropical Disease: A Short History of Malaria (JHUP, 2007) one of the most significant and or influential history books of the last twenty years: http://blog.history.ac.uk/2016/12/reviews-in-history-20th-...

Hopkins and the Great War logo

"Hopkins and the Great War"  is a multi-site and multi-campus event exploring World War I's effect on the early-twentieth-century Johns Hopkins community: the Homewood campus; the School of Nursing; the Johns Hopkins Hospital; and the schools of Medicine and Public Health. It is sponsored by Hopkins Retrospective, an initiative to expand our...

Department Chair Randall M. Packard's new book, A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples (Johns Hopkins University Press), is out now. The book examines the limits of international health interventions in underdeveloped areas, despite the billions of dollars invested in such...

Events

Mar
02
Dr. Rana Hogarth of the University of Illinois will speak at the HSMT Colloquium March 2 on "Professionalism, Pragmatism, and the Pretense of...
Mar
03
Biomedical Objects in Africa:
Production, Testing, and Distribution
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, W5030
3/3/2017
7:30am-12:30pm
Global...
Mar
16
Dr. Jennifer Tappan of Portland State University will speak at the HSMT Colloquium March 16 on "Primates, Wandering Epizootics, and Zones of...
Apr
06
Dr. Bridget Gurtler of Johns Hopkins University will speak at the HSMT Colloquium April 6
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Seminar Room, Welch Medical Library, 1900 E...