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 Joel Howell, Technology in the Hospital." JAMA 276 (1996): 424-424. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Guy Settipane, Columbus and the New World." Journal of the History of Medicine 51 (1996): 369-70. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Harold D. Langley, A History of Medicine in the Early US Navy." Medical History 40 (1996): 396-397. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Sheila Rothman, Living in the Shadow of Death: Tuberculosis and the Social Experience of Illness." Journal of the History of Behavioral Sciences 32 (1996): 235-236. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Jo Ann Carrigan, The Saffron Scourge: A History of Yellow Fever in Louisiana." Journal of Southern History 62 (1996): 121-122. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Ken DeBevoise, Agents of the Apocalypse." Journal of the History of Medicine 51 (1996): 99-100. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Adell Patton, Jr., Physicians, Colonial Racism and Diaspora in West Africa." Journal of the History of Medicine 51 (1996): 512-513. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Curtis M. Hinsley, The Smithsonian and the American Indian." History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences (1996). (Review)