February - June 2008
Michael Sappol is curator and historian in the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine. His areas of expertise are nineteenth- and twentieth-century cultural history, the history of medicine (with a special focus on the history of anatomy), and film and media studies. He is editor, with David Cantor and Paul Theerman, of volume 1 of a multi-volume DVD series of historical medical films (Public Health Films Go to War) for the National Library of Medicine, and The Human Body in the Age of Empire, 1800-1920, which is projected to be volume 5 of A Cultural History of the Human Body (New York). At the Clark, Sappol will be working on "Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) and the Origins of Modernist Medical Illustration in Early and Mid-Twentieth-Century Germany and America."