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Gerald Kutcher

Gerald Kutcher

Professor, History of Science, Technology and Medicine
Ph.D., History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
Ph.D. Physics, City University of New York
Office: LT 611
Phone: (607) 777-6603   E-mail:  gkutcher@binghamton.edu


My major interests are in the histories of medicine, science, public health and bioethics. My research efforts have primarily focused on the study of scientific practices in twentieth century medicine. I bring to these studies an appreciation of how scientific knowledge claims are the products of social negotiation. I examine how social constructions of knowledge influence medical practices as well shape ethical behavior. I am currently working on a monograph on a history of cancer therapies, which will follow the development of cancer therapies in the twentieth century through a series of case studies. This history will emphasize the mutually reinforcing roles of technology, industry and government in the development of cancer treatments. 


 

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Sabbatical leave (fall semester 2010)

John Simon Guggenheim Fellow (January 1- December 31, 2011)

Associated Research Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

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Last Updated: 10/21/10