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Gerald J. Kutcher




Gerald Kutcher was trained in atomic physics, and then spent over 25 years as a hospital physicist in radiation medicine. Most of that time was at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York where he was the Chief of the Clinical Physics Service, which was responsible for the planning and treatment of something like 3500 patients a year with radiation for cancer. He then earned a doctorate from the University of Cambridge (UK) in the history of science, and since 2004 he has been at Binghamton University teaching primarily courses in the history of modern medicine, bioethics, public health and war and medicine. His research has focused on the history of clinical research practices from the late 19th century through the late 20th century This work is informed by methods derived from the sociology of science. His current interests focus on relationships between literary studies and medical practices.


  • PhD, University of Cambridge
  • PhD, BA, City University of New York

Research Interests

  • History of medicine
  • 20th-century American medical research
  • Biomedical ethics

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae