Congratulations to Steve Malone, the History Department's latest recipient of a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS doctoral scholarship.
Steve graduated from the MA program in June 2010. He is researching the history of medical genetics in Canada between 1950 and 1975. Medical genetics is the science of heredity as it applies to health and disease. By 1975, it had evolved from a relatively obscure practice to an indispensable component of professional medicine. Steve is examining scientific and medical journals, popular print media, public health notices, and educational materials to unravel how this transformation occurred.
Steve worked under the supervision of Dr. Steven Palmer, which provided valuable opportunities to conduct further research in the history of health care. Together, they presented “Border City Medicine: Towards a History of Health Practitioners in Windsor,”the inaugural talk in the Medical Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (MASSH) lecture series during campus Humanities Week 2009. Steve also had the opportunity to contribute elements of his research to the website, “Cultures of Health: A Historical Anthology."