Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Cynthia Tang

Visiting Research Fellow


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Cynthia Tang is an AMS History of Medicine and Healthcare Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University’s Department of Social Studies of Medicine and a Visiting Research Fellow at CBSS. She holds a PhD in the history of medicine from McGill and is interested in the social and political contexts in which technological change takes place in healthcare.

Cynthia focuses on the history of modern surgery and the major shifts in surgical practice that occurred in the twentieth century. Her current research projects examine how new surgical technologies affect patients’ experiences of medical care and how political policies influence surgical practice. 


  • History of day surgery in the NHS