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Empire of Rubber: Firestone's Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia

The cover of Empire of Rubber has an airplane on the ground of an airport in Liberia with people watching.

Gregg Mitman, Empire of Rubber: Firestone’s Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia, (The New Press, 2021)

The Gray Zones of Medicine: Healers and History in Latin America

The cover of The Gray Zones of Medicine has a drawing of a group of people waiting outside a medical facility.

Pablo Gomez and Diego Armus (Eds), The Gray Zones of Medicine: Healers and History in Latin America, (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021)

Cannabis: Global Histories

The cover of Cannabis has a black background with a multi-colored planet.

Lucas Richert and James Hl Mills (Eds), Cannabis: Global Histories, (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2021)

Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs

The cover of Strange Trips has a pill with one side colored blue and the other is clear with black scribbles on a tan background.

Lucas Richert, Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019)

Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene

The cover of Future Remains has various art pieces displayed with a black background.

Gregg Mitman, Marco Armiero, Robert Emmett (Eds), Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene (University of Chicago Press, 2018)

Model Behavior: Animal Experiments, Complexity, and the Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders

The cover of Model Behavior has a gloved hand holding a mouse with a white background.

Nicole C. Nelson, Model Behavior: Animal Experiments, Complexity, and the Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders (University of Chicago Press, 2018)

 

 

 

 

International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences: Cheiron Book Prize
Finalist

Forum for the History of Science in America: Philip J. Pauly Book Prize
Short Listed

The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic

Pablo F. Gómez, The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic (University of North Carolina Press, 2017)

Winner of the 2019 William H. Welch Prize for best book in all fields on the History of Medicine

Honorable mention for the 2018 Bolton-Johnson Prize for best book in all fields on Latin American History

Winner of the 2018 Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize for best book in all fields on Africana Religions

Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States

The cover of Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat has a green lunch box with a sandwich and vegetables in it on a chalkboard background. In the background, there is various fruits. nuts, and a water bottle.

Andrew R. Ruis, Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States (Rutgers University Press, 2017)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Documenting the World: Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record

The cover of Documenting the World has tall room with pictures piled on the floor.

Gregg Mitman, Kelley Wilder (Eds), Documenting the World: Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record (University of Chicago Press, 2016)

Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003

The cover of Fatal Isolation has the backdrop of Paris with the Eiffel Tower centered and a yellow-orange tinged coloring.

Richard C. Keller, Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003 (University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science

The cover of Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science has an apple on a beige background.

Ronald L. Numbers, Kostas Kampourakis, eds., Newton’s Apple and Other Myths about Science (Harvard University Press, 2015)

Regenerative Medicine Ethics: Governing Research and Knowledge Practices

The cover of Regenerative Medicine Ethnics is a blue colored background.

Linda F. Hogle (Ed.), Regenerative Medicine Ethics: Governing Research and Knowledge Practices (Springer, 2014)

Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet

The cover of Ellen Harmon White is a photo of a woman on a beige background.

Terrie Dopp Aamodt, Gary Land, and Ronald L. Numbers, eds., Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet (Oxford University Press, 2014)

Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

The cover of Gods in America has images of a variety of religions.

Charles L. Cohen and Ronald L. Numbers, eds., Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Unconscious Dominions: Psychoanalysis, Colonial Trauma, and Global Sovereignties

The cover of Unconscious Dominions has an abstract drawing with a black and yellow background.

Warwick Anderson, Deborah Jenson, Richard C. Keller, Unconscious Dominions: Psychoanalysis, Colonial Trauma, and Global Sovereignties (Duke University Press, 2011)

Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science

The cover of Wrestling with Nature has old Astronomy tools on a beige background

Peter Harrison, Ronald L. Numbers, and Michael H. Shank, Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science (University of Chicago Press, 2011)

Enregistrer les morts, identifier les surmortalités Une comparaison Angleterre, États-Unis et France

The cover of Enregistrer les morts, identifier les surmortalités has a yellow background with a checker pattern

Richard C.Keller, Robert Dingwall, and Carine Vassy, eds., Enregistrer les morts, identifier les surmortalités Une comparaison Angleterre, États-Unis et France (Presses de l’EHESP, l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, 2010)

A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School

The cover of A Heart for the Work has a stethoscope with a gray-white background.

Claire L. Wendland, A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School (University of Chicago Press, 2010)

Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room

The cover of Make Room For Daddy has drawings of men in business suits sitting and standing around a couch.

Judith Walzer Leavitt, Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room (University of North Carolina Press, 2009)

Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion

The cover of Galileo Goes To Jail has an 1852 painting from Friedrich Karl Hausmanm titled "Galileo Galilei before the Council".

Ronald L. Numbers (ed.), Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion (Harvard University Press, 2009)

Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2009

Flesh and Blood: Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion in 20th Century America

The cover of Flesh and Blood has a plant on a black background

Susan E. Lederer, Flesh and Blood: Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion in 20th Century America (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes

The cover of Breathing Space has different colored shapes and lines with a black background.

Gregg Mitman, Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes (Yale University Press, 2008)

Awarded the William H. Welch Medal by the American Association for the History of Medicine. Winner of a 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award, Wisconsin Library Association. Finalist for the 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in the Environment category

Prophetess of Health: A Study of Ellen G. White

The cover of Prophetess of Health has a black and white photo of Ellen G. White.

Ronald L. Numbers, Prophetess of Health: A Study of Ellen G. White (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008)

The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design

The cover of The Creationists has a portion of the 1483 Nuremberg Bible art piece.

Ronald L. Numbers, The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design (Expanded Edition) (Harvard University Press, 2008)

Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa

The cover of Colonial Madness has an 1837-1838 painting by Eugène Delacroix named Convulsionists of Tangiers. A group of people walking around.Richard C. Keller, Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2007)

Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism

The cover of Thinking with Animals has a Mandrill monkey with an orange background. Lorraine Daston and Gregg Mitman (eds.), Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism (Columbia University Press, 2005)

Landscapes of Exposure: Knowledge and Illness in Modern Environments (Osiris, Volume 19)

The cover of Landscapes of Exposure has a man standing in a field preparing a measuring device overlooking a zinc plant.Gregg Mitman, Michelle Murphy, and Christopher Sellers (eds.), Landscapes of Exposure: Knowledge and Illness in Modern Environments (Osiris, Volume 19) (University of Chicago Press, 2004)

Moral Relativism and Reasons for Action

The cover of Moral Relativism and Reasons for Action has a blue background.Robert Streiffer, Moral Relativism and Reasons for Action (Routledge, 2003)

Science and Civil Society (Osiris, Volume 17)

Lynn K. Nyhart and Thomas Broman (eds.), Science and Civil Society (Osiris, Volume 17) (University of Chicago Press, 2002)

Recovering the Nation's Body: Cultural Memory, Medicine, and the Politics of Redemption

The cover of Recovering the Nation's Body has a 1920 Woodcut by Kathe Kollwitz titled "The Living to the Dead. In Memory of January 15, 1919." A group of people are gathered around a person who has died. Linda F. Hogle, Recovering the Nation’s Body: Cultural Memory, Medicine, and the Politics of Redemption (Rutgers University Press, 1999)

Women and Health in America (2nd Edition)

The cover of Women and Health in America has a group of young women in formation.Judith Walzer Leavitt, Women and Health in America (2nd Edition) (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999)

Reel Nature: America's Romance With Wildlife on Film

The cover of Reel Nature has a man with bear cubs climbing a tripod. Gregg Mitman, Reel Nature: America’s Romance With Wildlife on Film (Harvard University Press, 1999)

Winner of the 2000 Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize for the History of Science Society

Darwinism Comes to America

The cover of Darwinism Comes to America has an ape with a background of stars and stripes colored as red, white, and blue.Ronald L. Numbers, Darwinism Comes to America (Harvard University Press, 1998)

Winner of the 1999 Templeton Foundation Prize for Outstanding Book in Theology and the Natural Sciences

Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public's Health

Ronald L. Numbers, Darwinism Comes to America (Harvard University Press, 1998)Judith Walzer Leavitt, Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public’s Health (Beacon Press, 1997)

Sickness and Health in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health (third Edition, Revised)

The cover of Sickness and Health in America has a woman laying in bed with a chair next to her. The background is blue. Judith Walzer Leavitt and Ronald L. Numbers (eds.), Sickness and Health in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health (third Edition, Revised) (University of Wisconsin Press, 1997)

The Transformation of German Academic Medicine, 1750-1820

The cover of The Transformation of German Academic Medicine, 1750-1820 has a large building with many windows and columns. The background over the cover is a green-blue. Thomas H. Broman, The Transformation of German Academic Medicine, 1750-1820 (University of Chicago Press, 1996)

The Healthiest City: Milwaukee and the Politics of Health Reform (Wisconsin Edition)

The cover of The Healthiest City has a black and white photo of a man and a girl.Judith Walzer Leavitt, The Healthiest City: Milwaukee and the Politics of Health Reform (Wisconsin Edition) (University of Wisconsin Press, 1996)

Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America before the Second World War

The cover of Subjected to Science has a black and white photo of scientists overlooking a dissection table.Susan E. Lederer, Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America before the Second World War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995)

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

The State of Nature: Ecology, Community, and American Social Thought, 1900-1950

The cover of The State of Nature has two red colored bees with a black and white background. Gregg Mitman, The State of Nature: Ecology, Community, and American Social Thought, 1900-1950 (University of Chicago Press, 1992)

Winner of the 1994 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities from the Council of Graduate Schools

(Revised from a UW dissertation)

Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950

The cover of Childbearing in America 1750-1950 has a black and white photo of a woman holding a baby with a blue background. Judith Walzer Leavitt, Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950 (Oxford University Press, 1986)

Film

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The Land Beneath Our Feet

Gregg Mitman. The Land Beneath Our Feet. (60 min., 2016). Director/Producer, with Sarita Siegel. Available through Passion River http://thelandbeneathourfeet.com.

In the Shadow of Ebola

Gregg Mitman. In the Shadow of Ebola (23 min, 2015). Director/Producer, with Sarita Siegel. A co-production with Alchemy Films and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/in-the-shadow-of-ebola/

Journals

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2019, Prof. Paul Keller

The Social Cost of Carbon from Theory to Trump,” in Ravi Kanbur and Henry Shue (eds.) Climate Justice: Integrating Economics and Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2019).

2017, Prof. Paul Keller

Pure Time Preference in Intertemporal Welfare Economics,” Economics & Philosophy 33 (2017): 441–473.

2014, Prof. Paul Keller

Beneficence, Justice, and Health Care,” Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 24(1) (2014): 27-49.

Media Appearances

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10/29/2023 Prof. Dana Landress

10/23/23 Prof. Richard Keller

10/24/2023 Prof. Richard Keller

2/2/2023 Prof. Dana Landress

11/7/2022 Prof. Karola Kreitmair

BBC Radio4, The Digital Human (2022) Radio/Podcast Interview. Episode: “Implant”, https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001dws4

8/22/2022 Prof. Richard Keller

2/10/2022 Prof. Karola Kreitmair

Badger Herald (2022) Student Newspaper Interview. “COVID-19 Ripple Effect”. Available at
https://badgerherald.com/news/2022/02/10/covid-19-ripple-effect-how-resource-shortages-impactindividuals-
with-other-life-threatening-conditions/

2022 Prof. Karola Kreitmair

Banfield (2022) TV Interview. “Hackable Humans: Will Neural Chips Become the New Normal?”.
Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9QI3Vtn4ys

1/25/2022 Prof. Karola Kreitmair

Daily Beast (2022) Newspaper Interview. “Experts Are Ringing Alarm Bells About Elon Musk’s Brain
Implants”, https://www.thedailybeast.com/elon-musks-neuralink-inches-closer-to-human-trials-andexperts-
are-ringing-alarms