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
Phone: 
(919) 684-2285

Overview

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 Sydney Halpern, American Pediatrics." Journal of the History of Medicine 45 (1990): 122-123. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Norman Gevitz, Other Healers." New England Journal of Medicine 321 (1989): 196-196. (Review)

Humphreys, ME. "Review of Guy Williams, The Age of Agony: The Art of Healing, 1700-1800." The Journal of the History of Medicine 43 (1988): 121-121. (Review)

Humphreys, ME, and Humphreys M, . "Letters from a Young Physician: James Jackson, Jr. and His Two Medical Fathers." Harvard Medical Alumni Bulletin 60 (1986): 40-45.

Humphreys, ME, and Humphreys M, . "Hunting the Yellow Fever Germ: The Principle and Practice of Etiological Proof in Late Nineteenth-Century America." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 59 (1985): 361-382.

Humphreys, ME, and Humphreys M, . "Local Control vs National Interest: The Debate over Southern Public Health, 1878-1884." Journal of Southern History 50 (1984): 407-428.

Humphreys, ME. "Vindicating the Minister’s Medical Role: Cotton Mather’s Concept of the Nishmath Chajim and the Spiritualization of Medicine." Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 36 (1981): 278-295.

Humphreys, M. "Review of James L. A. Webb, Jr., Humanity’s Burden: A Global History of Malaria." Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. (Review)

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