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Harold J. Cook

Harold J. Cook

Harold J. Cook comes from the American Midwest, although he is now a British as well as US citizen, having devoted almost a decade to his work as Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL. He previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Harvard University, and has served the communities of the history of medicine and science through their professional societies and editorial work and he takes a general interest in the history of medicine and related subjects, and in the early modern period, while his research has been mostly on the 17th century, in recent years focusing on the relationships between commerce, medicine and science in the Dutch Golden Age. He has held several fellowships and has been the recipient of a number of honors and awards, including two book prizes: the Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine (1997) and the Pfizer Prize of the History of Science Society (2009).

Harold Cook is Professor of History at the Brown University. Read more…

Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age.

Early Modern Medical “Discoveries”: New Remedies and Chemical Analysis

May 8th, 2013

From the late 16th century through the 18th century, one of the chief reasons for Europeans to sail overseas on voyages of discovery–from Columbus and Da Gama to Flinders and Behring—was the hope of finding sources of wealth. Getting to the source of the spice trade was one of the most important motivations, because the […]