Please note: the Science History Institute Museum will close at 4pm on Friday, September 22 and reopen at 5pm for Vibrant, Dazzling, BOLD: An Opening Celebration.

Elena Conis

Elena Conis is a historian of medicine and public health. She worked on her project “The DDT Myths” during her 2015–16 fellowship.


Stories from Elena Conis

Beyond Silent Spring: An Alternate History of DDT

Our histories of the infamous chemical often conflict with the facts.

Political Ills

Smallpox, polio, and the political and scientific haggling behind two medical triumphs.