Anne Harrington

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Anne Harrington is an American science historian and the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University.[1] Her primary area of research is the history of neuroscience and cognitive science.

Education and career[edit]

Harrington obtained her bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1982. She then attended the University of Oxford, where she earned a doctorate in modern history, specializing in the history of science, in 1985. She returned to Harvard in 1988, after holding postdoctoral positions in London and Freiburg, joining the Department of the History of Science as an assistant professor. She was promoted to associate professor in 1991 and full professor four years later.[2]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Medicine, Mind and the Double Brain (1987)[3]
  • Reenchanted Science (1997)[4]
  • The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (2007)[5]
  • The Dalai Lama at MIT (co-edited with Arthur Zajonc, 2008)
  • Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness (Norton, 2019, ISBN 9780393071221)[6][7]


  1. ^ "Anne Harrington". Department of the History of Science. Harvard University. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Curriculum Vita" (PDF). Harvard University. 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Reviews of Medicine, Mind and the Double Brain:
  4. ^ Review of Reenchanted Science:
  5. ^ Reviews of The Cure Within:
  6. ^ Greenberg, Gary. "Psychiatry's Incurable Hubris". The Atlantic (April 2019). Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  7. ^ Szalai, Jennifer (24 April 2019). "Mental Illness Is All in Your Brain — or Is It?". New York Times. Retrieved 2 December 2019.