"One of the key things the History of Medicine brings to the forefront is humility. To look at the past, compare it to the gold standard today, and then to ask yourself 'what is my gold standard therapy going to look like in the future?' History should be more than comic relief in the medical school curriculum."
Dr. Susan Lamb is the Jason A. Hannah Chair in History of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine’s new Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME). In collaboration with other members of DIME’s Medicine and Humanities Unit, Professor Lamb is involved in developing humanities-based learning strategies in Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) curriculum, coordinating teaching in History of Medicine, and supervising undergraduate and graduate research in History of Medicine. She is the author of Pathologist of the Mind: Adolf Meyer and the Origins of American Psychiatry, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2014.