Peter C English
  • Peter C English

  • Professor Emeritus and M.D.
  • History
  • 226 Carr Building
  • Campus Box 90719
  • Phone: 919 684 8206, 919 620 5374
  • Fax: 919 471 3820
  • Research Description

    A professor of history and pediatrics, Peter concentrates on medical history. His special area of teaching focuses on the role of epidemic diseases and public health in the history of racial groups in the Western Hemisphere. He has written on the history of pneumonia, diphtheria, rheumatic fever and his newest book, Old Paint: A Medical History of Childhood Lead-Paint Poisoning in the United States to 1980 (published by Rutgers University Press (ISBN: 0813529875) deals with lead poisoning. His past research centered on unwanted children and the evolution of the foster care system and on the history of surgery.
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Duke University, Durham, NC,
      • 1975
      • Third Year Residency (PL3),
      • Department of Pediatrics,
      • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC,
      • 1978
      • Second Year Residency (PL2),
      • Department of Pediatrics,
      • New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY,
      • 1977
      • First Year Residency (PL1),
      • Department of Pediatrics,
      • New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY,
      • 1976
      • MD,
      • Duke University, Durham, NC,
      • 1975
      • BA,
      • Duke University, Durham, NC,
      • 1969
  • Recent Publications

      • Resistance to Antibiotics: A History.
      • 2003.
      • (work in progress).
      • Old Paint: A Medical History of Childhood Lead-Paint Poisoning in the United States to 1980.
      • New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press,
      • 2001.
      • P.C. English.
      • Rheumatic Fever. A Biological, Epidemiological, and Medical History of Rheumatic Fever in America and Britain from the 18th to the 20th Century.
      • New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press,
      • 1999.
      • Andrew Cliff, Peter Haggett, Matthew Smallman-Raynor.
      • "Measles: An Historical Geography of a Major Human Viral Disease: From Global Expansion to Local Retreat, 1840-1990."
      • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
      • (1999)
      • .
      • Benedict Russell.
      • "Rheumatic Fever & Streptococcal Infection."
      • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
      • (1999)
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