Alberto Cambrosio

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Alberto Cambrosio is a sociologist of biomedicine at McGill University. He earned his PhD in History and Sociology of Science from the Université de Montréal. He holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada.

He is widely published, and has written three books. In 2005, he received the Ludwig Fleck Prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science for his book Biomedical Platforms with historian Peter Keating.

He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. Since 2011 he has been a guest professor at the Center for the Sociology of Organizations in Paris, France.


  • Alberto Cambrosio and Peter Keating. Cancer on Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice, The University of Chicago Press, 2012 ISBN 9780226428918
  • Alberto Cambrosio and Peter Keating. Biomedical Platforms. Realigning the Normal and the Pathological in Late-Twentieth-Century Medicine, MIT Press, 2003 (paperback edition: 2006) ISBN 0-262-11276-0
  • Alberto Cambrosio and Peter Keating. Exquisite Specificity. The Monoclonal Antibody Revolution, Oxford University Press, 1995 ISBN 0-195-09741-6

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