Gert H. Brieger, M.D., Ph.D

Gert H. Brieger, M.D., Ph.D

Johns Hopkins Distinguished Service Professor (Emeritus)


Institute of the History of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University
1900 E. Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205


(with A. McGehee Harvey, Susan L. Abrams, Jonathan M. Fishbein, and Victor A. McKusick) A Model of its Kind. A Centennial History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins 2 vols (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989).

“The Plight of Premedical Education: Myths and Misperceptions, Part I: The ‘Premedical Syndrome,'” Academic Medicine, 74, No. 8, (August 1999), 901-904.

“The Plight of Premedical Education: Myths and Misperceptions, Part II: Science ‘Versus’ the Liberal Arts,” Academic Medicine, 74, (November 1999), 1217-1221.

“A Brief History of the Johns Hopkins Medical Curriculum,” in Catherine D. DeAngelis, ed., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Curriculum for the Twenty-first Century (Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore and London, 1999), pp. 1-20.

“The Historiography of Medicine in America,” Medicina nei Secoli, (1998), 189-207.

BOOK REVIEW: Dorothy Porter, Health, Civilization and the State for Reviews in History, June 1999 (

“A Brief History of Operative Gynecology,” in TeLinde’s Operative Gynecology, ed. John A. Rock and John D. Thompson (J.P. Lippincott, 1997), pp. 3-16.

“Why the University-based Medical School Survives: A Historical Perspective,” Academic Medicine 72 (May 1997), 44-51.

“The Development of Surgery: Historical Aspects Important in the Origin and Development of Modern Surgical Science,” in D. C. Sabiston, ed., Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice, 15th edition, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1997, pp. 1-15.

“Medicine as a Profession,” Encyclopedia of Bioethics (1995), 1688-97.

“The Historiography of Medicine,” Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine, ed. W.F. Bynum and Roy Porter (Routledge, 1993), pp. 24-44.

“Getting into Medical School in the Good Old Days: Good for Whom?”, Annals of Internal Medicine 119 (December 1993), 1138-45.

“Sense and Sensibility in Late Nineteenth-Century Surgery in America,” Medicine and the Five Senses, W. F. Bynum and Roy Porter, eds. (Cambridge University Press, 1993), pp. 225-43.

“From Conservative to Radical Surgery in Late 19th-century America,” in Christopher Lawrence, ed. Medical Theory, Surgical Practice: Studies in the History of Surgery, (Routledge, 1992).

“Classics and Character: Medicine and Gentility,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 65 (1991) 88-109.