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Peter C. English, Professor Emeritus

Peter C. English

History of Medicine, history of disease, obesity, lead poisoning, rheumatic fever, abortion

Contact Info:
Office Location:  328 Carr Bldg, History Department, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-8206
Email Address: send me a message

Education:

Third Year Residency (PL3)Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC1978
Second Year Residency (PL2)New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY1977
First Year Residency (PL1)New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY1976
Ph.D.Duke University1975
M.D.Duke University1975
B.A.Duke University1969
Research Interests:

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.

Keywords:

Bacterial Vaccines • History, 18th Century • History, 19th Century • History, 20th Century • Humans • Pneumonia, Pneumococcal • Rheumatic Fever • Rheumatic Heart Disease • United States

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Resistance to Antibiotics: A History (2003) (work in progress.)
  2. Old Paint: A Medical History of Childhood Lead-Paint Poisoning in the United States to 1980 (2001), New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press
  3. 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 (1999), New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press
  4. 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)
  5. Benedict Russell, Rheumatic Fever & Streptococcal Infection, Bulletin of the History of Medicine (1999)


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