|Margaret Humphreys, MD, PhD|
Josiah Charles Trent Professor of the History of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
A specialist in the history of science and medicine, Dr. Humphreys has focused her research and publications primarily on infectious disease in the U.S. and the American south, while her current research explores the history of medicine during the American Civil War. Humphreys has also published on the history of diabetes, public health ethics, and colonial medicine. Her research has appeared in Isis, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Literature and Medicine, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Social Science and Medicine, Public Health Reports and Environmental History. Of special note are her books Yellow Fever and the South (Rutgers University Press, 1992) and Malaria: Poverty, Race, and Public Health in the United States (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001). Her newest book, Intensely Human: The Health of Black Soldiers in the American Civil War, was published in early 2008 by Johns Hopkins University Press. She is now at work on The Civil War and American Medicine, also under contract at Johns Hopkins Press. In addition to her own research, she is currently Editor in Chief of the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.