- Clinical Interests
- History of medicine
- General internal medicine
- Adult primary care medicine
- Medical Education
- MD, Harvard Medical School
- Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Internal Medicine
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Patient Gateway
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- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
- Cigna (PAL #'s)
- Fallon Community HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- Medicare - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - Rhode Island
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
- Railroad Medicare
- Railroad Medicare - ACD
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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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
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).
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