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.
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
Durham, NC 27708
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
Resident Physician in Internal Medicine, Brigham and
Womens Hospital, Boston, MA