ABOUT ME

 

My major research interest is the history of disease in America, especially in the South. Until the last half of the twentieth century diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, pellagra, and hookworm marked the south as tropical, impoverished, and strikingly different from the rest of the United States. My recent work concerns the history of medicine in the American Civil war. I teach and read broadly in the history of public health, medicine, race, biology, and infectious diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

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EDUCATION

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Margaret Humphreys, M.D., Ph.D.

Josiah Charles Trent Professor in the History of Medicine

Professor of History, Professor of Medicine

Editor Emeritus, Journal of the History of Medicine

 

Department of History

Duke University

Box 90719     

Durham, NC 27708

919-684-2285

meh@duke.edu

1976     B.A. With High Honors, University of Notre Dame, Department of Liberal Studies

 

1977    A.M., Harvard University, History of Science

 

1983    Ph.D., Harvard University, History of Science

  

1987    M.D.,  Harvard Medical School

 

1987-1990  

      Resident Physician in Internal             Medicine, Brigham and   

      Womens Hospital, Boston, MA  

Duke University Department of History

Duke University School of Medicine

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