Medicalized Space focuses on the ways medicine as a field of knowledge was used to interpret, categorize and circulate meanings about humans and their environments.
Abraham James. The Torrid Zone, or, Blessings of Jamaica (A parody astrological diagram showing opposing aspects of the life of settlers in Jamaica: langorous noons and the hells of yellow fever). October 1, 1800. Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
We track the ways medicine was used to create—to literally bring into view—meanings about people and places, and the ways these people and places sustained the production of medical knowledge we draw on today.