Vivian Nutton

Professor Vivian Nutton (Cambridge, 1970) is a world-renowned scholar whose books, articles, and reviews have covered the history of medicine from Antiquity to the present. They have centred on the history of the classical tradition in medicine before 1650, and particularly on the life, works and influence of Galen of Pergamum (129-ca. 216). He has also published extensively on the history of medicine in the 15th and 16th centuries, across Europe, in Wittenberg and Vienna as well as in Paris and Padua. More recently, he has written on the historiography of medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries, in part as a result of his editorial work for the Rezeptions- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte volumes of Der neue Pauly.

Professor Nutton is Professor-Emeritus from the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, University College London. His many distinctions include Honorary Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of the British Academy, and Medailles d'honneur from the University of Tours, the Pieter van Foreest Stichting, and the city of Forli.

In his lecture, "Medics or Historians? The Curious History of Medical History," Professor Nutton reflects upon fifty years of medical history.

Updated: November 1, 2011