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 Khaled Bloom, The Mississippi Valley’s Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878." Academic Medicine 69 (1994): 276-276. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of J. Stuart Moore, Chiropractic in America." New England Journal of Medicine 331 (1994): 283-283. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Eugene Link, The Social Ideas of American Physicians." Medical History 38 (1994): 349-350. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Francois Delaporte, The History of Yellow Fever." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 67 (1993): 185-86. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of John Salvaggio, New Orleans Charity Hospital: A Story of Physicians, Politics, and Poverty." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 67 (1993): 599-600. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Patricia Watson, The Angelical Conjunction: The Preacher-physicians of Colonial New England." New England Journal of Medicine 328 (1993): 820-820. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of John H. Ellis, Yellow Fever and Public Health in the New South." Journal of the History of Medicine 48 (1993): 342-343. (Review)