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
(919) 684-2285


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

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Conevery Valencius, Health of the Country." Medical History 49 (2005): 114-115. (Review)

Humphreys, M. "On Rats, Lice, and History." Environmental History 10 (2005): 695-696.

Humphreys, M. "Review of Howard Phillips and David Killingray, eds. The Spanish Influenza Pandemic, 1918-19." Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 59 (2004): 490-91. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in America." ISIS 95 (2004): 170-170. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Charles Wooley, The Irritable Heart of Soldiers." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 77 (2003): 960-961. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of David McBride, Missions for Science." Journal of American History 90 (2003): 1070-1071. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Robert Sallares, Malaria and Rome." Environmental History 8 (2003): 701-702. (Review)