Felix E. Rietmann

Felix E. Rietmann, MD, PhD, is research associate (SNSF Ambizione Fellow) at the chair of medical humanities at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, leading a research group on the history of child health in the nineteenth century. He has published on the history of medical and health technologies, the visual and material culture of medicine, literature and medicine, and the history of pediatrics, developmental psychology, and child psychiatry. He is currently completing a book project provisionally entitled 'Watching Babies: A History of Infant Mental Health'. The book explores how the baby has become a psychotherapeutic patient in twentieth and twenty-first century medicine. He is co-editor of the 'European Journal for the History of Medicine and Health'.

1 article contributed

Introduction: Book Forum on ‘The Doctor Who Wasn’t There’ and ‘The Distance Cure’

Introduction: Book Forum on ‘The Doctor Who Wasn’t There’ and ‘The Distance Cure’


In this forum, five scholars from different but intersecting fields of historical research engage with Hannah Zeavin and Jeremy Greene’s recent books on telehealth and telemedicine. As all of the contributors highlight, Zeavin and Greene’s books provide inspiring analyses of the potentials and limitations of electronic technologies in medicine and healthcare. In the following, I […]