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architectural history, art history, material culture, medical schools, medicine
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About Me

Katherine L. Carroll, PhD, is an architectural historian based in Albany, New York. Support for her research has come from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, and the Rockefeller Archive Center. Carroll recently published her first book, Building Schools, Making Doctors: Architecture and the Modern American Physician (University of Pittsburgh Press). She has also presented widely on medical school design and taught most recently at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She earned a BA from Williams College and a PhD in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University.

Recent Publications

Building Schools, Making Doctors: Architecture and the Modern American Physician (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2022).

“Incorporated Philanthropy: The General Education Board, Abraham Flexner, and the Architecture of American Medical Schools.” In Corporate Patronage of Art and Architecture in the United States, Late Nineteenth Century to the Present, edited by Monica E. Jovanovich and Melissa Renn. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019.

“Creating the Modern Physician: The Architecture of American Medical Schools in the Era of Medical Education Reform.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 75, no. 1 (March 2016): 48-73.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Gender, Material Culture, Medicine, Museums, Race, Science, Women