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John Warner

Yale University School of Medicine
Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine
New Haven, CT
John Harley Warner is Avalon Professor and Chair of History of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine, and at Yale he is also Professor of History, American Studies, and the Program in the History of Science and Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in 1984 from Harvard University (History of Science), and from 1984-1986 was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London. In 1986 he joined the faculty at Yale, where he teaches undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. His books include The Therapeutic Perspective: Medical Practice, Knowledge, and Identity in America (1986), Against the Spirit of System: The French Impulse in Nineteenth-Century American Medicine (1998), and (with James Edmonson) Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine (2009). He is co-editor (with Janet Tighe) of Major Problems in the History of American Medicine and Public Health (2001), and (with Frank Huisman) of Locating Medical History: The Stories and Their Meanings (2004). Current research interests include the interactions among identity, professionalism, narrative, and aesthetics in the grounding of modern medicine.