Research and Publications

History of Science faculty and associated faculty regularly publish on topics of scolarly interest in the areas of science, technology, and medicine.

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How Cancer Crossed the Color Line by Keith A. Wailoo
By: Keith A. Wailoo

In the course of the 20th century, cancer went from being perceived as a white woman's nemesis to a "democratic disease" to a fearsome threat in communities of color.

Three Shots at Prevention: The HPV Vaccine and the Politics of Medicine's Simple Solutions Edited by Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, Stephen Epstein, and Robert Aronowitz

In 2007, Texas governor Rick Perry issued an executive order requiring that all females entering sixth grade be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), igniting national debate that echoed arguments heard across the globe over public po

Histories of Computing by Michael S. Mahoney

Computer technology is pervasive in the modern world, its role ever more important as it becomes embedded in a myriad of physical systems and disciplinary ways of thinking.

Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly by Michael D. Gordin
By: Michael D. Gordin

On August 29, 1949, the first Soviet test bomb, dubbed First Lightning, exploded in the deserts of Kazakhstan.

A Cultural History of Modern Science in China by Benjamin Elman
By: Benjamin A. Elman

Historians of science and Sinologists have long needed a unified narrative to describe the Chinese development of modern science, medicine, and technology since 1600.