Dr. Otniel E. Dror
Born: 1960 (Jerusalem, Israel)
of theHistory of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
P. O. Box 12272
Tel: +972-2-6757162 or +972-2-5880161
Dr. Dror is the Joel Wilbush Chair in Medical Anthropology, and is head of
the Department of the History of Medicine in the Medical Faculty. He received
his MD from Ben-Gurion University, and his Ph D in history of science/medicine
from Princeton. His research focuses on the history of the study of pain,
pleasure, and the emotions during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries,
and on the inter-relationships between science and culture. His current book-project
is on the history of the study of states of extreme pain and/or pleasure during
the post WW-II period.
Sample of research publications:
Otniel E. Dror, Blush, Adrenaline, Excitement: Modernity and the Study of
UNDER REVISION FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
Otniel E. Dror, "The Affect of Experiment: The Turn to Emotions in Anglo-American
Physiology, 1900-1940," Isis 90 (June 1999): 205-237.
Reprinted in: Kultur im Experiment (Kadmos-Verlag Berlin).
Otniel E. Dror, "The Scientific Image of Emotion: Experience and Technologies
of Inscription," Configurations 7 (September 1999): 355-401.
Otniel E. Dror, "Counting the Affects: Discoursing in Numbers," Social Research
68 (Summer 2001): 357-378.
Otniel E. Dror, "Techniques of the Brain and the Paradox of Emotions,
1880-1930," Science in Context 14 (Winter 2001): 643-660.
Otniel E. Dror, "Anatomy and Physiology: Twentieth Century," in Brian S.
Baigrie (ed.), History of Modern Science and Mathematics Volume I (New
York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002), pp. 213-227.
Otniel E. Dror, "Deceiving Bodies: Metaphor, Knowledge, and Nerves," in
Celine Kaiser, Marie-Luise Wunsche (eds.), Die "Nervositat der Juden" und
andere Leiden an der Zivilisation (Munchen & Wien: Ferdinand Schoningh,
2003), pp. 57-74.
Otniel E. Dror, "'Voodoo Death': Fantasy, Excitement, and the Untenable Boundaries
of Biomedical Science," in Robert D. Johnston (ed.), The Politics of Healing:
Essays in the Twentieth-century History of North American Alternative Medicine
(Routledge 2004), pp. 71-81, 328-331.
Otniel E. Dror, "Is the Mind a Scientific Object of Study?: Lessons from
History," in Christina E. Erneling, David M. Johnson (eds.), The Mind as
a Scientific Object: Between Brain and Culture (Oxford University Press 2004),
Otniel E. Dror, "Dangerous Liaisons: Science, Amusement, and the Civilizing
Process," in Penelope Gouk, Helen Hills (eds.), Representing Emotions: New
Connections in the Histories of Art, Music and Medicine (Ashgate 2005), pp.
Otniel E. Dror, "Fear and Loathing in the Laboratory and Clinic," in Fay
Bound Alberti (ed.), Medicine, Emotions and Disease, 1700-1950 (New
York: Palgrave, 2006), pp. 125-143.
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