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Mary Augusta Brazelton

University Lecturer in Global Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine

Mary Augusta Brazelton is a University Lecturer in Global Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine. She is currently completing a book manuscript that examines the history of mass immunization in modern China. Her research interests lie broadly in historical intersections of clinical medicine, the life sciences and public health, in China and around the world. She received her PhD in History from Yale and has taught at Tufts University. Potential students may get in touch by emailing mab94 at cam dot ac dot uk.

Research interests

Global studies of science and medicine; history of medicine and the life sciences in modern China; 20th-century biomedicine; history of international and global health.


'Western Medical Education on Trial: The Endurance of Peking Union Medical College, 1949–1960', Twentieth-Century China 40 (2015): 126–145


Review of Farewell to the God of Plague: Chairman Mao's Campaign to Deworm China by Miriam Gross, East Asian Science, Technology, and Society 10 (2016): 1-4.

Review of Saving Lives in Wartime China: How Medical Reformers Built Modern Healthcare Systems Amid War and Epidemics, 1928–1945 by John Robertson Watt, Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 8 (2015): 491–493

Review of Barefoot Doctors and Western Medicine in China by Fang Xiaoping, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 69 (2014): 343–345