Gianna Pomata Lab

  • The Gianna Pomata Lab conducts research on topics within early modern European social and cultural history, especially the history of medicine. Our studies have investigated the history of the doctor-patient relationship, the significance of historia in medicine and anatomy, and the history of the healer-patient relationship, among other topics. Our lab also has a long-standing interest in women’s history, gender history and the history of the body as well as the intersection of early modern medicine and religion. Most recently, our team has investigated the history of scientific observation, with a focus on medical case narratives and their role in the spread of scientific empiricism.

    Research Areas: patient-provider relationships, individualized medicine, history of medicine

    Principal Investigator

    Gianna Pomata

    Department

    History of Medicine