Jonathan Sadowsky

Chair Department of History and Theodore J. Castele Professor, Professor

Mather House 209

Dr. Sadowsky’s main research interest is the history of medicine, especially psychiatry, in Africa and the United States. He teaches courses in African history, history of medicine and the body, and historical method and cultural studies.

Twitter: @JonathanSadowsk







Imperial Bedlam: Institutions of Madness in Colonial Southwest Nigeria


Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy

The Empire of Depression: A New History



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