Brian Dolan

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine
Director, Graduate Programs in History of Health Sciences
Director, UC Medical Humanities Consortium
University of California, San Francisco
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Office for the History of Science and Technology

Brian Dolan has taught a wide range of courses providing historical perspectives on: biology and evolutionary thought, environmentalism, disease classification, and doctor-patient relationships, as well as general survey courses on early-modern and modern history of science and medicine. He has researched and published on topics including: the history of scientific publishing and visual communication; the history of chemistry and scientific instrumentation; and the relations between environmental and occupational health debates. He has mainly concentrated on case studies in Britain, France, and Sweden. Recently he has written on computer-aided diagnosis and the impact of new imaging technologies on the radiology profession in late 20th-century medical practice. Presently, he is writing a book called Medical History for Medical Students, structured to complement the medical humanities curriculum at UCSF which he has helped to create as Director of the UC Medical Humanities Consortium. He is the general editor of a book series with UC Medical Humanities Press.

last updated: December 7th, 2017