Anthropology, History & Social Medicine at UCSF

Victoria Sweet, associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and former PhD student in History of Medicine at DAHSM, is one of a kind, in many regards. Just to name one, Victoria is unique in having spent several months at the beginning of her career as a medical doctor looking for a position that would allow her to practice medicine and also pursue a doctorate in the history of medicine, while many doctors would pursue their interest in history or the medical humanities more as a pastime. That search would prove to be more difficult than expected, until Victoria found a position – which at the beginning she thought was going to be temporary solution- at Laguna Honda hospital in San Francisco. Instead of staying for the two months of the initial contract, Victoria ended up staying for more than twenty years, and witnessed…

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