Margaret Ellen Humphreys

Josiah Charles Trent Professor of the History of Medicine, in the School of Medicine

External address: 
Carr 206, Dept of History, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
Phone: 
(919) 684-2285

Overview

History of American medicine and public health, history of tropical medicine, especially malaria and yellow fever, history of medicine in the American Civil War. History of racial disparities in health and health care in the US.

Education & Training

  • M.D., Harvard University 1987

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1983

Another March Madness: The American Cival War at 150 awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2012

The Civil War and American Medicine awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2010

Civil Rights and the Body in the American South: A History Conference awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2008

The Civil War and American Medicine awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2008

Support for the Journal of the History of Medicine awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2000

(95-0488) History of Malaria in the American South, 1900-1950 awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1996

Humphreys, M. Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Humphreys, ME. Intensely Human: The Health of Black Soldiers in the American Civil War. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Humphreys, ME. Malaria: Poverty, Race, and Public Health in the United States. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. (Monograph)

Humphreys, ME. Yellow Fever and the South. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1992.

Humphreys, M. ""Malaria," "Typhus," and "Yellow Fever"." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Scientific, Medical and Technological History,edited by H Slotten. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Humphreys, ME. "Beware the Poor Historian." In Clio in the Clinic,edited by J Duffin, 226-235. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. (Essay)

Humphreys, M. "H. R. Carter, ’Quinine Prophylaxis for Malaria’, commentary." In Public Health Reports Historical Collection,edited by RA Rinsky, 80-80. Association of Schools of Public Health, 2005.

Humphreys, ME. "Whose Body? Which Disease? Studying Malaria while Treating Neurosyphilis." In Using Bodies: Humans in the Service of Twentieth Century Medicine,edited by L Marks and J Goodman. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. (Essay)

Humphreys, ME, and Humphreys M, . "Biography of "Walter Reed," and entry on "Yellow Fever"." In The History of Science in the United States: An Encyclopedia,edited by M Rothenberg. New York: N.Y.: Garland Publishing Inc, 2001.

Humphreys, ME. ""Yellow Fever" and "Malaria"." In The Oxford Companion to United States History,edited by P Boyer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. (Essay)

Humphreys, ME. "Biographies of "James Lawrence Cabell," "Jerome Cochran," "Henry Rose Carter," "John Maynard Woodworth," and "Stanford Emerson Chaille"." In American National Biography,edited by JA Garraty and MC Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. (Chapter)

Humphreys, ME. "Yellow Fever Since 1793: History and Historiography." In A Melancholy Scene of Devastation: The Public Response to the 1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic,edited by JW Estes and B Smith, 183-198. Canton, MA: Science History Publications, 1997.

Humphreys, ME. "Essays on "Chlorosis," "Dengue," "Malaria," "Tuberculosis," "Typhoid Fever," and "Yellow Fever"." In Plague, Pox and Pestilence: Disease in History,edited by KF Kiple. London: Weidenfield & Nicolson, 1997.

Humphreys, ME. "Public Health in the Old South." In Science and Medicine in the Old South,edited by RL Numbers and T Savitt. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1989. (Essay)

Pages

Humphreys, M. "Review of Bobby A Wintermute, Public Health and the U. S. Military." Journal of the History of Medicine 66 (October 2011). (Review)

Humphreys, M. "Review of Richard Reid, Practicing Medicine in a Black Regiment." H-Net (June 2011). (Review)

Humphreys, M. "Review of Andrew Bell, Mosquito Soldiers: Malaria, Yellow Fever and the Course of the Civil War." Journal of the Civil War Era 1 (March 2011): 122-3. (Review)

Humphreys, M. "Review of Jane M Schultz, This Birth Place of Souls." Journal of the Civil War Era (2011). (Review)

Humphreys, M. "Review of Deanne Stephens Nuwer, Plague among the Magnolias." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 84 (2010): 301-303. (Review)

Humphreys, M. "Review of Samuel Roberts, Infectious Fear: Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation." American Historical Review (December 2009). (Review)

Humphreys, M. "How Four Once Common Diseases Were Eliminated from the American South." Health Affairs 28 (November 2009): 1734-44. (Academic Article)

Humphreys, M. "Review of Kent Gramm, ed., Battle: The Nature and Consequences of Civil War Combat." North Carolina Historical Review 86 (October 2009): 458-59. (Review)

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