Western University HistoryWestern Social Science

Shauna Devine

- Assistant Professor

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PhD, The University of Western Ontario, 2010
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 89268
Email: sdevine7@uwo.ca
Office: Health Sciences Addition 041 and Lawson Hall 2238
Office Hours: (Fall Term) Thursdays at HSA 041, 11:30am-3:00pm or by appointment; (Winter Term) Tuesdays at HSA 041, 12:30-2:30pm and Thursdays at LWH 2238, 12:30-2:30pm or by appointment


Research Interests

Professor Devine's research and teaching interests focus on the social, cultural and military history of the United States, particularly the Civil War era, with a special interest in medicine and science during and after the war. Her first book, Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science. (The University of North Carolina Press, 2014), examines the work of doctors who served in the Union Medical Department, and explores how their innovations in the midst of crisis transformed northern medical education and gave rise to the healing power of modern health science. Professor Devine's next research project tentatively entitled Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Civil War South and Reconstruction examines medical practice in the Civil War south, which will be published as a companion volume to her work on medical practice in the north. She  is also working on two commissioned works from the United States Army Medical Department in conjunction with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, which examine the larger impact of war on American medicine. 


Current Research Projects

Monographs:

Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Civil War South and Reconstruction. I am currently researching science and medicine in the Civil War south, which will be published as a companion volume to my work on medical practice in the north.

Two Commissioned Works from the United States Army Medical Department in conjunction with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Both projects examine the larger impact of war on American medicine.


Other Academic Interests

2014-Present Board Member, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Fredrick Maryland/Washington DC.
2013-Present Historical Advisor for PBS, on the series“Mercy Street.” Co-created and produced by David Zabel and Lisa Wolfinger, Sawbones Films.
2011-2012 Managing Editor of the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.

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