Professor Frank Huisman studied History at Groningen University. In 1992, he earned his PhD at the Free University in Amsterdam with a thesis on early modern Dutch health care, for which he was awarded the five-yearly Lindeboom prize. As an NWO postdoctoral fellow, he did research on Dutch pharmacy in the late-nineteenth century. In 1998, he became lecturer at the History Department of Maastricht University, and in 2006 he was appointed professor in the History of Medicine at the University Medical Centre in Utrecht, where he is also a member of the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities. Frank Huisman is past-President of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health (EAHMH).