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Research Interests for Jeffrey P. Baker

Research Interests:

Dr. Baker's research centers on the history of child health and medical technology. Dr. Baker has taught courses on the history of medical ethics, medical technology, and genetics. He has published a book, The Machine in the Nursery, recounting the origins of the premature infant nursery in Europe and the United States. He is now working on a history of immunizations.

Authoritarianism, Autistic Disorder, Bacterial Vaccines, Behavior Therapy, Benchmarking, Bioethics, Brain, Child, Communicable Disease Control, Communicable Diseases, Diphtheria Toxoid, Disease Outbreaks, Drug Industry, France, Government Regulation, Great Britain, History, 19th Century, History, 20th Century, History, 21st Century, Humans, Immunization Programs, Incubators, Incubators, Infant, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Premature, Internationality, Love, Measles Vaccine, Medical Errors, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine--United States--History, Mercury Poisoning, Neonatology, Parental Consent, Pediatrics, Pertussis Vaccine, Physicians, Women, Poliovirus Vaccine, Inactivated, Preservatives, Pharmaceutical, Psychiatry, Psychology, Applied, Public Health, Research Subjects, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Twentieth century, United States, Vaccination, Vaccines, Viral Vaccines, Whooping Cough, Women
Representative Publications
  1. Baker, JP, Mercury, vaccines, and autism: one controversy, three histories., Am J Public Health, vol. 98 no. 2 (February, 2008), pp. 244-253, ISSN 1541-0048 [18172138], [doi[abs]
  2. Baker, JP; Katz, SL, Childhood vaccine development: an overview., Pediatric Research, vol. 55 no. 2 (February, 2004), pp. 347-356, ISSN 0031-3998 [14630981], [doi[abs]
  3. Baker, JP, The pertussis vaccine controversy in Great Britain, 1974-1986., Vaccine, vol. 21 no. 25-26 (September, 2003), pp. 4003-4010, ISSN 0264-410X [12922137], [doi[abs]
  4. Baker, J.P. “Technology in the Nursery,” in Formative Years: Children’s Health in the United States 1880-2000, ed. Alexandra Minna Stern and Howard Markel (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2002)
  5. Baker, JP, The incubator and the medical discovery of the premature infant., Journal of Perinatology : Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association, vol. 20 no. 5 (July, 2000), pp. 321-328, ISSN 0743-8346 [10920793], [doi[abs]
  6. Baker, JP, Immunization and the American way: 4 childhood vaccines., American Journal of Public Health, vol. 90 no. 2 (February, 2000), pp. 199-207, ISSN 0090-0036 [10667180], [doi[abs]
  7. Book Review: Heather Munro Prescott, A Doctor of Their Own: The History of Adolescent Medicine. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 74 (2000): 409-410
  8. Book Review: Murdina Desmond, Newborn Medicine and Society. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 73 (1999): 743-744
  9. Baker, Jeffrey P.  The Machine in the Nursery: Incubator Technology and  the Origins of Newborn Intensive Care (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996)
  10. Mauro, R.D., Baker, J., and Mackedonski, V. "A Five-year-old Girl with Acute Renal Failure and Multiple Cerebral Infarctions." Journal of Pediatrics 115 (1989):816-823.

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