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David Shumway Jones, Ph.D., M.D.

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Mentoring
Available: 05/23/14, Expires: 08/31/20

Along with colleagues at HMS, FAS, and Countway library, I am interested in mentoring students who wish to pursue projects on the history of medicine. I am most interested in medical therapeutics and clinical decision making, especially in the United States in the twentieth century. My only research is currently focused on cardiology and cardiac surgery. But I am willing to work with students whose interests go further afield, in terms of specialty, time, or place. I hope to produce historical scholarship that has relevance for health and health policy today.

Available: 07/01/17, Expires: 01/01/21

I am willing to either (1) mentor students who want to pursue a project of their own design in history of medicine or (2) find a project related to my current research that could be done as a SiM project. I currently have projects related to the history of cardiac surgery, heart disease in India, and the links between air pollution and heart disease.

The research would involve: defining a research question, identifying a collection of sources (e.g., published sources, archives, oral histories, etc.), examining those sources, developing arguments, and writing a scholarly analysis.

Burden of disease and the priorities guiding US preclinical medical education reforms
Summer, 06/17/13 - 08/03/12
History of Dance Medicine
Summer, 06/17/13 - 08/09/13
Medicine as a lens into the political history of a postcolonial state
Summer, 06/08/15 - 09/16/15

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  1. G13LM012053 (JONES, DAVID SHUMWAY) Sep 15, 2015 - Sep 14, 2018
    NIH/NLM
    On the Origins of Therapies: Innovation, Imagination, and the Evolution of Coronary Artery Surgery, 1910-1970
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Jones DS. History in a Crisis - Lessons for Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2020 Apr 30; 382(18):1681-1683. PMID: 32163699.
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  2. Dunk JH, Jones DS. Sounding the Alarm on Climate Change, 1989 and 2019. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jan 16; 382(3):205-207. PMID: 31826335.
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  3. Jones DS. In Search of Historical Insight Into the Problem of Military Suicide. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 12 02; 2(12):e1917498. PMID: 31834387.
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  4. Dunk JH, Jones DS, Capon A, Anderson WH. Human Health on an Ailing Planet - Historical Perspectives on Our Future. N Engl J Med. 2019 Aug 22; 381(8):778-782. PMID: 31433929.
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  5. Vyas DA, Jones DS, Meadows AR, Diouf K, Nour NM, Schantz-Dunn J. Challenging the Use of Race in the Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section Calculator. Womens Health Issues. 2019 May - Jun; 29(3):201-204. PMID: 31072754.
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  6. Greene JA, Jones DS. In Reply to Wald. Acad Med. 2018 08; 93(8):1102-1103. PMID: 30044281.
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  7. Jones DS, Sivaramakrishnan K. Making heart-lung machines work in India: Imports, indigenous innovation and the challenge of replicating cardiac surgery in Bombay, 1952-1962. Soc Stud Sci. 2018 08; 48(4):507-539. PMID: 30132745.
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  8. Truog RD, Pope TM, Jones DS. The 50-Year Legacy of the Harvard Report on Brain Death. JAMA. 2018 Jul 24; 320(4):335-336. PMID: 29879281.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Jones DS, Sivaramakrishnan K. Transplant Buccaneers: P.K. Sen and India's First Heart Transplant, February 1968. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 2018 Jul 01; 73(3):303-332. PMID: 29329407.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Greene JA, Jones DS. The Shared Goals and Distinct Strengths of the Medical Humanities: Can the Sum of the Parts Be Greater Than the Whole? Acad Med. 2017 12; 92(12):1661-1664. PMID: 29068813.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Jones, D.S. In T. Schlich and C. Crenner, ed., Beyond Innovation: Historical Perspectives on Technological Change in Modern Surgery. Surgical Practice and the Reconstruction of the Therapeutic Niche: The Case of Myocardial Revascularization. 2017; 185-215.
  12. Jones DS. CABG at 50 (or 107?) - The Complex Course of Therapeutic Innovation. N Engl J Med. 2017 May 11; 376(19):1809-1811. PMID: 28489988.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  13. Jones, D.S. In Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century, ed. Jeremy A. Greene, Flurin Contra and Elizabeth Siegel Watkins. Therapeutic Evolution or Revolution? Metaphors and Their Consequences. 2016; 269-301.
  14. Jones DS, Grady C, Lederer SE. "Ethics and Clinical Research"--The 50th Anniversary of Beecher's Bombshell. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jun 16; 374(24):2393-8. PMID: 27305197.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Bothwell LE, Greene JA, Podolsky SH, Jones DS. Assessing the Gold Standard--Lessons from the History of RCTs. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jun 02; 374(22):2175-81. PMID: 27248626.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Kasper J, Greene JA, Farmer PE, Jones DS. All Health Is Global Health, All Medicine Is Social Medicine: Integrating the Social Sciences Into the Preclinical Curriculum. Acad Med. 2016 05; 91(5):628-32. PMID: 26703416.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Jones DS, Greene JA. Is Dementia in Decline? Historical Trends and Future Trajectories. N Engl J Med. 2016 Feb 11; 374(6):507-9. PMID: 26863352.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Jones DS, Podolsky SH. The history and fate of the gold standard. Lancet. 2015 Apr 18; 385(9977):1502-3. PMID: 25933270.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Jones DS. The puzzle of positive results--myocardial revascularization. N Engl J Med. 2015 Feb 05; 372(6):501-3. PMID: 25651243.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Jones DS, Greene JA, Duffin J, Harley Warner J. Making the Case for History in Medical Education. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 2015 Oct; 70(4):623-52. PMID: 25395574.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Jones DS. A complete medical education includes the arts and humanities. Virtual Mentor. 2014 Aug 01; 16(8):636-41. PMID: 25140687.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Jones DS. Still delirious after all these years. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 30; 370(5):399-401. PMID: 24476430.
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  23. Jones DS. Doctors and the dangers of driving. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 02; 370(1):8-11. PMID: 24382063.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Jones DS, Greene JA. The decline and rise of coronary heart disease: understanding public health catastrophism. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jul; 103(7):1207-18. PMID: 23678895.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  25. Jones, DS. Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care. 2013.
  26. Jones DS, Greene JA. The contributions of prevention and treatment to the decline in cardiovascular mortality: lessons from a forty-year debate. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Oct; 31(10):2250-8. PMID: 23048106.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Greene JA, Jones DS, Podolsky SH. Therapeutic evolution and the challenge of rational medicine. N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 20; 367(12):1077-82. PMID: 22992071.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Jones DS. How much CABG is good for us? Lancet. 2012 Aug 11; 380(9841):557-8. PMID: 22891375.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Jones DS. Olympic medicine. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jul 26; 367(4):289-92. PMID: 22830459.
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  30. Jones DS, Podolsky SH, Greene JA. The burden of disease and the changing task of medicine. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jun 21; 366(25):2333-8. PMID: 22716973.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Podolsky SH, Greene JA, Jones DS. The evolving roles of the medical journal. N Engl J Med. 2012 Apr 19; 366(16):1457-61. PMID: 22512480.
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  32. Jones DS. How personalized medicine became genetic, and racial: Werner Kalow and the formations of pharmacogenetics. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 2013 Jan; 68(1):1-48. PMID: 21908852.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Jones DS, Cambrosio A, Mogoutov A. Detection and characterization of translational research in cancer and cardiovascular medicine. J Transl Med. 2011 May 11; 9:57. PMID: 21569299.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Whitmarsh, I Jones, DS. What's the Use of Race? Modern Governance and the Biology of Difference. 2010.
  35. Dorr GM, Jones DS. Introduction: Facts and fictions: BiDil and the resurgence of racial medicine. J Law Med Ethics. 2008; 36(3):443-8. PMID: 18840234.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Jones DS. Therapeutic history and the need for archives: the case of cardiac revascularization. J Hist Dent. 2008; 56(3):119-22. PMID: 19213261.
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  37. Jones DS. The persistence of American Indian health disparities. Am J Public Health. 2006 Dec; 96(12):2122-34. PMID: 17077399.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Jones DS, Perlis RH. Pharmacogenetics, race, and psychiatry: prospects and challenges. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2006 Mar-Apr; 14(2):92-108. PMID: 16603475.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Jones DS, Krotick S, Johnson B, Morrison AP. Waiting for rescue: an attorney who will not advocate for himself. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2005 Jul-Aug; 13(4):244-56. PMID: 16126610.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Jones, DS. Rationalizing Epidemics: Meanings and Uses of American Indian Mortality since 1600. 2004.
  41. Jones DS. The health care experiments at Many Farms: the Navajo, tuberculosis, and the limits of modern medicine, 1952-1962. Bull Hist Med. 2002; 76(4):749-90. PMID: 12446978.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Jones DS. Technologies of Compliance: Surveillance of Self-Administration of Tuberculosis Treatment, 1956-1966. History and Technology. 2001; (17):279-318.
  43. Jones DS. Visions of a cure. Visualization, clinical trials, and controversies in cardiac therapeutics, 1968-1998. Isis. 2000 Sep; 91(3):504-41. PMID: 11143786.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Martensen RL, Jones DS. When US medicine became imperial. JAMA. 1997 Jun 25; 277(24):1917. PMID: 9200618.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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