About Scott Podolsky, MD

Scott Podolsky, MD is a professor in the Department of Social Medicine and a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 2006, he has served as the Director of the Center for the History of Medicine, based at the Countway Medical Library.  Dr. Podolsky graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in history and science. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Podolsky has co-authored Generation of Diversity: Clonal Selection Theory and the Rise of Molecular Immunology (1997), authored Pneumonia before Antibiotics:Therapeutic Evolution and Evaluation in Twentieth-Century America (2006), and co-edited Oliver Wendell Holmes: Physician and Man of Letters (2009). His most recent book, The Antibiotic Era: Reform,Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015), traces nearly seven decades of antibiotic reform efforts, framing our current efforts to stave off a post-antibiotic era

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Mass General Medical Group
50 Staniford Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2517
617-724-4054
Fax: 617-724-8067

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Publications

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    Scott H. Podolsky, The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015).

    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).