Office of Undergraduate Research

Sociology of Medicine--Teratology Project

Teratology is the subspeciality of medicine dealing with "birth defects." I am doing a social historical research project on how the field has developed and changed over the past century. I am analyzing articles from obstetrical journals, and am currently collecting data from early 20th century journals.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The student (or students) would engage in data collection at the Medical College of Wisconsin. This involves reading through old obstetrical/gynecological journals and identifying articles pertaining to teratology. After identification, the articles need to be xeroxed, put into binders, and an index entry made for each article. There is also the possibility of student involvement with analyzing and interpreting data if desired.