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Frank W. Stahnisch
AMF/Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine and Health Care, Dept. of History and Dept. of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
Areas of Interest:
As a historian of medicine and health care, Frank’s interests span the development of experimental physiology and laboratory medicine since the late 18th century (particularly France and Germany), the historical relationship between neurology/the neurosciences and the philosophy of the mind (focus on the German-speaking countries and North America), the relationship between clinical neuroscience and public mental health (particularly Canada and the United States), the historical epistemology of the life sciences (18th to 21st centuries), and the longer history of visualization practices in medicine and health care.
He is the author of Ideas in Action (2003); co-editor (with Florian Steger) of Medizin, Geschichte und Geschlecht (2005); co-editor (with Ulrich Schoenherr and Antonio Bergua) of Albert Neissers ‘Stereoscopischer Medicinischer Atlas’ (2006); co-editor (with Heijko Bauer) of Bild und Gestalt (2007), and co-editor (with Sylwia Werner and Claus Zittel) of Ludwik Fleck – Denkstile und Tatsachen: Gesammelte Schriften und Zeugnisse (2011). His most recent monograph is Medicine, Life and Function: Experimental Strategies and Medical Modernity at the Intersection of Pathology and Physiology (2012).
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Frank W. Stahnisch is an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Since 2008, he holds the AMF/Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine and Health Care at the UofC, and is cross-appointed in the Department of History (Faculty of Arts) and the Department of Community Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine). He is also a full academic member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, the Calgary Institute for Population and Public Health, as well as academic coordinator of the Calgary History and Philosophy of Science undergraduate and graduate programs. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, he has held teaching positions at the Humboldt University of Berlin; the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, and Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany), as well as Visiting Professorships at McGill University (Montréal), in Canada, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), in Germany.