Positions

Overview

  • Most of my career has been in the history of medicine, pharmacy, and related sciences. This includes bioethics. I was executive director of the Lloyd Library and Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1994 to 1999. I came to UAB to become associate director for Historical Collections in September 1999 and remained in that position until my retirement in 2016. Since retirement I've continued my interests in healthcare, but have expanded to include the history of biology. My most recent book is Nature's Prophet: Alfred Russel Wallace and His Evolution from Natural Selection to Natural Theology (University of Alabama Press, 2018).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Alfred russel wallace’s intelligent evolution and natural theology 2020
    2020 Strong and weak teleology in the life sciences post-darwin 2020
    2019 Government as Apothecary: Civil War Pharmacy and the Common GoodPharmacy in History.  61:3-3. 2019
    2018 Biogeography, evolution, and the arrogations of the Darwin industry 2018
    2017 Darwin and the end of providence: the role of chance in evolution 2017
    2017 Toward A New Evolutionary SynthesisTheoretical Biology Forum.  110:47-62. 2017
    2016 “The central and controlling incident of my life”: Alfred Russel Wallace in the Spice Islands and environs, March 1854 to March 1862 2016
    2015 Alfred Russel Wallace's medical libertarianism: State medicine, human progress, and evolutionary purposeJournal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.  70:74-104. 2015
    2013 IntroductionJournal of the Medical Library Association.  101:88. 2013
    2013 Reflections on 19th-century American pharmacy: the notebook of Joseph H. McMinnPharmacy in History.  55:123-135. 2013
    2012 Planetary history, Wallace, and natural selectionJournal of Interdisciplinary History.  43:63-76. 2012
    2011 Librarians recovering our professional memory: Enriching the past, present, and futureJournal of the Medical Library Association.  99:5-7. 2011
    2010 Advocating for history of the health sciences libraries and librarians: a position paper by the History of the Health Sciences Section, Medical Library AssociationJournal of the Medical Library Association.  98:9-11. 2010
    2010 Letter to the editorJournal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.  65:131. 2010
    2008 The Encyclopedia of Civil War MedicineJournal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.  63:529-530. 2008
    2007 Rasing the ivory tower: The production of knowledge and distrust of medicine among African AmericansJournal of Medical Ethics.  33:177-180. 2007
    2006 Doctoring in the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century. By Steven M. Stowe (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2004) 373 pp. $45.00Journal of Interdisciplinary History.  37:308-310. 2006
    2006 The Modern Art of Dying: A History of Euthanasia in the United StatesJournal of American History.  93:612-613. 2006
    2006 Fairness of book review [8]American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.  63:514-515. 2006
    2004 Grappling with death: The Union Second Corps Hospital at GettysburgJournal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.  59:302-304. 2004
    2004 Civil war pharmacy and medicine: comparisons and contexts.Pharmacy in History.  46:71-80. 2004
    2003 Review: Medicine and Slavery: The Diseases and Health Care of Blacks in Antebellum VirginiaJournal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.  58:475-476. 2003
    2003 Utilizing the past in the present curriculum: Historical collections and anatomy at the University of Alabama School of MedicineJournal of the Medical Library Association.  91:85-88. 2003
    2002 The early botanical medical movement as a reflection of life, liberty, and literacy in Jacksonian AmericaJournal of the Medical Library Association.  90:442-454. 2002
    2001 Building a retrospective collection in pharmacy: A brief history of the literature with some considerations for U.S. health sciences library professionalsJournal of the Medical Library Association.  89:212-221. 2001
    2001 The laboratory as library metaphor and some reflections on professional practice [2]Journal of the Medical Library Association.  89:309-310. 2001
    2001 A southern practice: The diary and autobiography of Charles A. Hentz, MDJournal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.  56:418-420. 2001
    2001 Tuskegee's Truths: Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis StudyPsychiatric Services.  52:977-978. 2001
    2000 The life of a Hospital Steward: the Civil War journal of Spencer Bonsall.Pharmacy in History.  42:87-98. 2000
    1999 Another house divided: Union medical service and sectarians during the civil warJournal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.  54:478-510. 1999
    1999 From rudbeckia to echinacea: the emergence of the purple cone flower in modern therapeutics.Pharmacy in History.  41:52-59. 1999
    1999 The Rhazes manuscript at the Reynolds Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham.Watermark (Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences).  23:5-7. 1999
    1999 Trouble in paradise: a brief review of therapeutic contention in America, 1790-1864.Pharmacy in History.  41:153-163. 1999
    1998 The medicine and medicinal plants of C.S. Rafinesque 1998
    1996 The life and times of John Uri Lloyd: a view from the archives of the Lloyd Library.Pharmacy in History.  38:107-120. 1996

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Nature's Prophet Alfred Russel Wallace and His Evolution from Natural Selection to Natural Theology 2018
    2017 Civil War Pharmacy A History 2017
    2011 Alfred Russel Wallace A Rediscovered Life 2011
    2011 Alfred Russel Wallace's Theory of Intelligent Evolution How Wallace's World of Life Challenged Darwinism : with an Abridged Version of The World of Life 2011
    2007 Well Satisfied with My Position The Civil War Journal of Spencer Bonsall 2007
    2007 The English Physician 2007
    2004 Civil War Pharmacy: a History of Drugs, Drug Supply and Provision, and Therapeutics for the Union and Confederacy 2004
    2001 Pharmaceutical Education in the Queen City 2001
    1998 John Uri Lloyd The Great American Eclectic 1998

    Research Overview

  • History of medicine. History of science (esp. Victorian/Edwardian eras). History of biology and biosiciences.
  • Teaching Activities

  • HON335 - Seminar: Library Science (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • STP2004 - THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE - A ONE WEEK INTENSIVE IN THE FUNCTION AND STRUCTURE OF HEALTHCARE FROM AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • STP2999CW - HISTORY OF MEDICINE: COMPARING EASTERN AND WESTERN PRACTICES AND TRADITIONS (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HY210 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HY388 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HY210 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HY388 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HY210 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HY388 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HON327 - Seminar: Science (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HY210 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HY388 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HY210 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HY388 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HY210 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HY391 - Topics in History (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 10-421 - THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE THROUGH BIBLIOGRAPHY (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • 10-432 - WHAT PRACTITIONERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HERBAL MEDICINE (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • STP2004 - THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE - A ONE WEEK INTENSIVE IN THE FUNCTION AND STRUCTURE OF HEALTHCARE FROM AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HY210 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HY390 - Topics in History (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • STP2004 - THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE - A ONE WEEK INTENSIVE IN THE FUNCTION AND STRUCTURE OF HEALTHCARE FROM AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HY672 - Topics in World History Sem (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HY635 - American Social History Sem (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • SOC744 - Social History of Medicine (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HY210 - History of American Medicine (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HY390 - Topics in History (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HON335 - Honors Prog: Sem Library Sci (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HY491 - Directed Readings in History (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • 10-421 - THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE THROUGH BIBLIOGRAPHY (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • 10-432 - WHAT PRACTITIONERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HERBAL MEDICINE (Spring Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Master of Arts in History, California State University System : Dominguez Hills 1994
  • Master of Arts in History, University of Kentucky 1989
  • Full Name

  • Michael Flannery