The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Greene as Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Greene began his time at the Kluge Center in January 2024.
Greene, MD, PhD, is the William H. Welch Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, Director of the Department of the History of Medicine, co-Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, and founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Greene also practices internal medicine at the East Baltimore Medical Center, a community health center affiliated with John Hopkins. In addition to scholarly publications, he is a regular contributor to journals including The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The American Journal of Public Health, and to publications including Slate, Forbes, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.
Greene’s research explores how the complex social, cultural, and economic histories of medical technologies influence medical knowledge and clinical practice. His books include “Prescribing by Numbers: Drugs and the Definition of Disease” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), “Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), and “The Doctor Who Wasn’t There: Technology, History, and the Limits of Telehealth” (University of Chicago Press, 2022).
Greene’s work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Norwegian Research Council, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the Greenwall Foundation. His current research project, “Syringe Tides: Disposable Technology and the Making of Medical Waste” is also supported by a 2023 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.