We are happy to convey that Prof. Frank Stahnisch of University of Calgary has recently published two new books. The links to the two books can be found by clicking the images below.
In the first book, titled ‘In A New Field’, Prof. Stahnisch documents and analyzes the antecedents of the modern neurosciences as an interdisciplinary field. Through case studies and collective biographies, Stahnisch investigates how the evolving relationships between various medical disciplines created new epistemological and social contexts for brain research. He also shows how changing political conditions in Central Europe affected the development of the neurosciences, ultimately leading to the expulsion of many physicians and researchers under the Nazi regime and their migration to North America.
Prof. Stahnisch’s second book, ‘Bedside and Community’, is the inside story of fifty years of health care and health research at the University of Calgary. Drawing on the first-person accounts of researchers, administrators, faculty, and students along with archival research, and faculty histories, this collection celebrates the many significant contributions the University of Calgary has made to the health of Albertans.
Prof. Stahnisch currently holds the AMF/Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine and Health Care in the rank of a Full Professor, with joint appointment in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, and the Department of History, Faculty of Arts. The URL for his webpage is
Congratulations, Prof. Stahnisch!