Shauna Devine, Fort Sumter

Assistant Professor,
Department of Medical History,
Schulich School of Medicine,
Western University

Teaching 2017-2018:

History of Science and Medicine, HIST2220

Office Hours:

Terms One and Two:
HSA 041
Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
And, DL 300, 3:15-4:15 pm




Dr. Shauna Devine is an historian of Civil War and American medicine. She has a PhD in medical history and currently holds a joint appointment as a research fellow at the Schulich School of Medicine and assistant professor in the Department of History at Western University. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.  Devine has published a number of short articles on the Civil War and American medicine, and most recently she released her first book entitled, Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), which examines the development of scientific medicine during the American Civil War and the impact of the War's events on American medicine. Learning from the Wounded received a number of awards including the prestigious Tom Watson Brown Book Award from the Society of Civil War Historians and the Watson-Brown Foundation, the Wiley-Silver Prize from the Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi, and the book was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2015.  An active public speaker she has given presentations at locations such as the Army Medical Department and School San Antonio, TX, Harvard University Medical School, Duke University, The Reynold’s Lecture at the University of Alabama, University of North Carolina Medical School, The Center for Civil War Research Ole Miss, The University of Chicago Medical School, the National Institutes of Health Bethesda MD, Georgia Tech University, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and she has appeared on C-SPAN.