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Sasha Mullally <email@example.com>
University of Alberta
I have two major works in progress
1. “Unpacking the Black Bag: A History of North American Country Doctors, 1900-1950.” (350 pp)
This book project investigates the social transformation of rural medicine in the first half of the twentieth century, wherein a marketplace populated by peripatetic country doctors gave way to one dominated by office-based general practitioners. This social and cultural history of what it meant to be a “country doctor” throughout this transitional period performs a comparative a cross-border study of rural practices in Northern New England and the Maritime Provinces. The principal sources are rural physician life-writing.
2. “History, Memory and the Making of Dr. Monty MacMillan, 1920s-1970s.”
This ongoing book project is investigating the creation and consolidation of community memory about the life and practice of Dr. C.L. MacMillan, a well-known country doctor from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The intersections of history, memory and commemoration are revealed in an extensive private oral history archive collected by the physician and his family. I am currently pursuing this project under the auspices of an AMS/Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine post doctoral fellowship at the Gorsebrook Research Institute at Saint Mary's University (Halifax).
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|Interests:||American History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Ph.D., History, University of Toronto (2005)
(History of Medicine (major), Canadian history, American history)
M.A., History, University of Ottawa (1995)
B.A., Honours History, University of Ottawa (1993)
Hannah Post-Doctoral Fellow,
Gorsebrook Research Institute, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS (07/06-present)
Canada Research Chair Post-Doctoral Fellow,
Department of History, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB (09/05-06/06)
Acting Director/Visiting Fellow,
History of Medicine Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (12/04-08/05)
Department of History, University of New Brunswick (01/06-05/06)
History of Medicine Unit, McMaster University (12/04-08/05)
Department of History, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE (09/97-08/04)
I've taught a variety of courses on the social history of medicine, gender and health, nursing, and comparative health care policy. I've also taught Canadian history, a regional History of Atlantic Canada and courses on Victorian Britain.
2006-2008 Hannah Post-doctoral Fellowship ($70,000 stipend, $3000 travel) 2 years
2007-2008 (with David Wright, PI) SSHRC Research Development Grant ($17,000)
2005 Canada Research Chair Postdoctoral Fellowship ($30, 000 stipend, $2500 travel)
“Canadian Medical Life-Writing and the Historical Imagination,” in Essays in Honour of Michael Bliss: Figuring the Social, eds., Elspeth Heaman, Alison Li and Shelley McKellar (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 2008). (in press)
[first author] with David Wright, “La Grande Séduction?: The Immigration of Foreign-Trained Physicians to Canada, c. 1954-76,” Journal of Canadian Studies 41,3(2007): 67-89.
[first author] with Edward MacDonald “On National Heritage, Grand Narratives and Making History “Fun”: Founder’s Hall, Prince Edward Island, and the Story of Canadian Nationhood,” International Journal of Heritage Studies, 13(3): 288-294.
RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS
[first author/presenter] with David Wright “La Grande Seduction?: The Immigration of Foreign-Trained Physicians to Canada, 1954-1976,” American Association for the History of Medicine, Montreal, PQ (03-06/05/07)
“Policing Physicians on the Periphery: Balancing Professionalism and Health Care Access in New Brunswick, 1920s-1950s,” Sickness and Health in Northern Remote and Rural Regions during the 19th and 20th Centuries, Hannah Conference at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NF. (09-12/05/07)
“Consuming Care: Rural Economies of Health and Wellness on the Northeast Border, 1900-1950,” Annual Meeting, Agricultural History Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA. (14/06/06)
“‘Doctors of the Old School’ in Canada: Professional Identity, Masculinity and Rural Medicine, c. 1900-1930,” Annual Meeting, Society for the Social History of Medicine (UK), University of Warwick, Warwick, UK. (27/06/06)