March 1–April 6, 2021

Medical technologies have transformed the nature of doctor-patient relationships, definitions of health and disease, and the spaces and rhythms of clinical practice. Moving beyond heroic diagnostic and therapeutic devices, this conference spotlights how ordinary objects—thermometers, prosthetics, pagers—have shaped medicine’s engagement with technology.

Image source: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Object Feature



New Histories of Medical Technology is generously sponsored by the Molina Foundation and hosted by the Department of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Department of History, University of Delaware. The organizing team includes Jeremy Greene, Jaipreet Virdi, Michael Healey, and Lukas Emory.


Jeremy Greene
Johns Hopkins University

Jaipreet Virdi
University of Delaware