Charles E. Rosenberg

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Charles E. Rosenberg
Born November 11, 1936
New York City
Nationality AmericanUnited States
Fields History of Science

University of Pennsylvania

Harvard University
Alma mater

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Columbia University

Charles E. Rosenberg (born November 11, 1936) is an American historian of medicine, he is Professor of the History of Science and Medicine and the Ernest E. Monrad Professor in the Social Sciences at Harvard University.


Rosenberg was born in New York City and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1956. He received both his master's degree (1957) and Ph.D. (1961) from Columbia University. Rosenberg taught at the University of Pennsylvania from 1963 until 2001. In 2001, he moved to Harvard University. He served as acting chairman of Harvard’s History of Science department in 2003-2004.

Rosenberg is married to Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard University.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Rosenberg, Charles E. (1962). The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849 and 1866. The University of Chicago Press. 
  • Rosenberg, Charles E. (1968). The Trial of the Assassin Guiteau: Psychiatry and Law in the Gilded Age. The University of Chicago Press. 
  • Rosenberg, Charles E. (1987). The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System. Basic Books. 
  • Rosenberg, Charles E. (1992). Explaining Epidemics. Cambridge University Press. 
  • Rosenberg, Charles E. (1997). No Other Gods. On Science and American Social Thought. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 
  • Rosenberg, Charles E. (2007). Our Present Complaint: American Medicine, Then and Now. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 


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