In 2016, the Bulletin of the History of Medicine inaugurated a three-part focus on pedagogy. That year’s Spring issue introduced an occasional journal section covering topics related to teaching in the history of medicine today. Second, the Bulletin began maintaining a syllabus archive, similar to the one previously hosted by the National Library of Medicine. And third, the journal created Recommended Dose, a more immediate and informal place for the history of medicine teaching community to share what has worked in our diverse classrooms. We envision this blog as a site where historians of medicine can share specific assignments and strategies that have worked for them in the classroom. We welcome contributions from educators teaching the history of medicine in a range of classroom settings, from seminars to large lectures, in face-to-face, hybrid and on-line courses, to undergraduates, as well as to graduate and medical students. Posts include highly focused essays – small “doses” – with concrete recommendations on pedagogical practices.
The header image is from the Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome MS 990, Arzneibuch (a compendium of popular medicine and surgery, receipts, etc., in German, compiled for the use of a House of the Franciscan Order, probably in Austria, or South Germany, ca. 1675). Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/