Christoph Gradmann

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Christoph Gradmann (born November 24, 1960 ) is a German historian , medical historian and professor of medical history at the University of Oslo .


Christoph Gradmann passed his Abitur in 1980. He then studied Medieval and Modern History at the University of Birmingham until 1984, which he finished with a bachelor's degree. It was followed by a master's degree in the subjects German and history at the University of Hannover by the year 1987. At this university doctorate degree man in 1991. He was then a research associate at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg with Wolfgang U. Eckart ( * 1952), where he completed his habilitation in the history of medicine and science in 2005 with a thesis on the renowned bacteriologist and Nobel Prize winner from 1905, Robert Koch .

In October 2006, Christoph Gradmann was appointed professor for the history of medicine at the University of Oslo at the Department of Community Medicine and Global Health, where he deals with the history of infectious diseases and the history of global health. Gradmann is the author of numerous publications on this topic.

Christoph Gradmann has a broad network of partnerships at home and abroad. Together with Christian Bonah (Strasbourg), Jean Paul Gaudelliere (Paris) and Volker Hess (Berlin) he launched the ESF research network program DRUGS, which had members in nine European countries from 2008 to 2013.

Together with Wolfgang U. Eckart, Gradmann is the editor of a medical dictionary, the third edition of which appeared in 2006.

Publications (selection)

As an author

  • Historical fiction. Popular historical biographies in the Weimar Republic , Campus Verlag Ffm 1993, ISBN 978-3-593-34881-0 . contents
  • A social history of tuberculosis , in: New political literature. Reports from historical and political science, Lang Ffm, Berlin, Bern, Vienna, 45, 2000, pp. 474–475.
  • Illness in the laboratory. Robert Koch and medical bacteriology , Wallstein Göttingen 2005 (habilitation thesis), ISBN 978-3-89244-922-5 .
  • Laboratory disease. Robert Koch's medical bacteriology. Baltimore 2009.
  • Evaluating and Standardizing Therapeutic Agents, 1890-1950. Palgrave Macmillan 2010, ISBN 978-0-230-20281-8 .
  • Robert Koch - Central Texts. Springer Nature Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-662-56453-0 . doi : 10.1007 / 978-3-662-56454-7

As editor

As an employee

Research priorities

  • History of Infectious Diseases from the 19th Century to the Present.
  • Medical anthropology.


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