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 Susan Reverby, Tuskegee’s Truths: Rethinking the Tuskegee Syphilis Study." Georgia Historical Quarterly 85 (2001): 333-335. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Nancy Tomes, The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 73 (1999): 164-165. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Sheldon Watts, Epidemics and History." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 73 (1999): 747-748. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Katherine Ott, Fevered Lives: Tuberculosis in American Culture since 1870." Social History 23 (1998): 128-128. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Andrew Cunningham and Bridie Andrews, eds., Western Medicine as Contested Knowledge." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 72 (1998): 804-805. (Review)