Joel D. Howell M.D.

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Joel Howell

Medicine, history and sociology of science.

Office Location(s): 2773 Haven Hall
Phone: 734.763.2289
jhowell@umich.edu
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Medical School
  • Fields of Study
    • Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • History of medicine
    • History of human experimentation
    • History of technology
  • About

    Selected Publications:

    Howell JD, ed. Medical Lives and Scientific Medicine at Michigan, 1861-1969. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1993:101-127.

    Howell JD. "The Purchase of Health Care by Selected American Households in 1917-1919: A Machine Readable Source." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 1993; 67:696-702.

    Howell JD. "Preserving Patient Records to Support Health Care Delivery, Teaching, and Research" In: McCall N, Mix LA, eds. Designing Archival Programs to Advance Knowledge in the Health Fields. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995: 33-51.

    Howell JD. Technology in the Hospital: Transforming Patient Care in the Early Twentieth Century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. (paperback edition 1997)

    Howell JD. "Histories of Academic Medical Education." Academic Medicine 1995; 70:692-695.

    Howell JD. "Health Care for All, Health Care for Me: The Personal Nature of Health Workforce Policy." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 1996; 21:849-853.

    Howell JD. "The Physician's Role in a World of Technology." Academic Medicine 1999; 74:244-247.

    Howell JD. "The Paradox of Osteopathy." New England Journal of Medicine 1999; 341:1465-67 (see also letter: "Osteopathic Treatment of Low Back Pain." New England Journal of Medicine 2000; 342:820).

    Howell JD. "Hospitals." In: Cooter R, Pickstone J, eds. Medicine in the Twentieth Century. Amsterdam: Harwood, 2000:503-518.

    Olken MH, Howell JD. "Nutrition and Heart-Related Diseases" In: Kiple KF, Ornelas-Kiple CK, eds. The Cambridge World History of Food and Nutrition. Cambridge University Press, 2000; Volume 1:1097-1109.

    Howell JD. Cardiology. In: Hessenbruch A, ed. Reader's Guide to the History of Science. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000: 118-120.

    Howell, JD. Medicine. In: Cayton MK and Williams PW, eds. Encyclopedia of American Culture and Intellectual History. New York: Charles Scribners's Sons, 2001: Volume 3: 209-216.

    Howell JD. "A History of Caring in Medicine." In: Cluff LE, Binstock RH, eds. The Lost Art of Caring: A Challenge to Health Professional, Families, Communities, and Society. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001:77-103.

    Howell JD, Hayward RA. "Writing Willowbrook, Reading Willowbrook: The Recounting of a Medical Experiment." In: Goodman J, McElligott A, and Marks L, eds. Using Bodies. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2003: 190-213.

    Lee JM. Howell JD. "Tall Girls: The Social Shaping of a Medical Therapy". Archives of Pediatrics 2006; 160:1035-1039.

    Metzl JM and Howell JD. “Great Moments: Authenticity, Ideology, and the Telling of Medical "History." “ Literature and Medicine 25: 502-521, 2006.

    Howell, JD. "Diagnosis" In: Storia della scienza. Rome, Italy, in press.

    Howell, JD. "Bedside Medicine - nosography to Osler." In: Storia della scienza. Rome, Italy, in press.

  • Education
    • M.D. University of Chicago, 1979, Ph.D. Pennsylvania, 1987