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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:

***Professor Gerald Kutcher will not be in residence Spring 2015***

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: 8/6/14