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

Humphreys, ME. "Review of John Roper, ed., Repairing the March of Mars." Journal of Southern History 69 (2003): 716-717. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Gerald Grob, The Deadly Truth: A History of Disease in America." J. American Medical Association 289 (2003): 2726-2726. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review: The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth Century America." Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 57, no. 3 (July 1, 2002): 368-369. (Review) Full Text

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Norma Mohr, Malaria: Evolution of a Killer." New England Journal of Medicine 347 (2002): 1215-1216. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "No Safe Place: Disease and Panic in American History." American Literary History 14 (2002): 845-857.

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Charles M. Poser and George Bruyn, An Illustrated History of Malaria." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 75 (2001): 148-148. (Review)