Welcome to my website!
My name is Markus Wahl, and I am a Research Fellow at the Institute for the History of Medicine, Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart.
In my current project, I investigate the experiences of patients with alcohol addiction, diabetes, or sexually transmitted diseases in the socialist healthcare system of the German Democratic Republic.
In 2017, I completed my PhD at the University of Kent under the supervision of Professor Ulf Schmidt and Dr Stefan Goebel.
The title of my dissertation is ‘Treatments of the Past: Medical Memories and Experiences in Postwar East Germany’. This thesis exposes continuity and breaks between the political systems regarding medical personnel, medical concepts, stigmatisation, clichés, language, and symbols. It will soon be published as a book by Routledge.
Therefore, my research interests include Modern German History, Social History of Medicine, Socialist History, Memory and Addiction Studies as well as broader studies of sexual health in the past and around the world.
I always enjoy a good coffee and a philosophical discussion.