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Scott Podolsky, MD

Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, HMS

Director, Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Medical Library

  • Phone: 617-724-4054
Primary Care
Department of Medicine
Clinical Interests
History of medicine
Internal Medicine
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients



Scott H. Podolsky and Charles S. Bryan, editors, Oliver Wendell Holmes: Physician and Man of Letters (Canton: Science History Publications, 2009).

Scott H. Podolsky, Pneumonia Before Antibiotics: Therapeutic Evolution and Evaluation in Twentieth-Century America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).

Scott H. Podolsky and Alfred I. Tauber, Generation of Diversity: Clonal Selection Theory and the Rise of Molecular Immunology (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997).

Selected Recent Articles:

Scott H. Podolsky, "Antibiotics and the Social History of the Controlled Clinical Trial," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 65 (2010): 327-367.

Charles S. Bryan and Scott H. Podolsky, "Dr. Holmes at 200: The Spirit of Skepticism," New England Journal of Medicine 361 (2009): 846-847.

Jeremy A. Greene and Scott H. Podolsky "Keeping Modern in Medicine: Pharmaceutical Promotion and Physician Education in Postwar America," Bulletin of the History of Medicine (2009): 331-378.

Scott H. Podolsky and Jeremy A. Greene, "A Historical Perspective of Pharmaceutical Promotion and Physician Education," Journal of the American Medical Association 300 (2008): 831-833.

Scott H. Podolsky, "The Changing Fate of Pneumonia as a Public Health Concern in Twentieth-Century America and Beyond," American Journal of Public Health 95 (2005): 2144-2154.

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