Robert A. Aronowitz

Department Chair
M.D., Yale University School of Medicine
M.A., Columbia University, Teachers College
B.A., University of Michigan
Contact Information
Office Address: 
324 Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th Street
(215) 898-5621
Email Address:
Office Hours: 
M 2:30-3:30 and by appt.
Teaching Fields: 

HSOC 430 Disease and Society
HSSC 611 Research in the History of Medicine

Research Interests: 

history of 20th century disease, epidemiology, population health

Selected Publications: 

"From Skid Row to Main Street:The Bowery Series and the Transformation of Prostate Cancer, 1951-1966"  Bulletin of the Journal of Medicine, 2013. SEE PDF BELOW.  This article the basis for an article by Gina Kolata on the front page of the New York Times on October 19, 2013.


Unnatural History: Breast Cancer and American Society (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Making Sense of Illness: Science, Society, and Disease (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K. and New York, 1998).

Book Images: 
Making Sense of Illness
Unnatural History
Three Shots at Prevention
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