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The history of medicine is a venerable discipline that has seen many transformations in topics, authorship, and applications. Orienting researchers through the labyrinthine currents of the vast field has become a daunting task. Oxford Bibliographies in the History of Medicine is a resource meant to guide scholarly research through the growing mass of academic output, offering selective annotated research paths that are insightful, diverse, and highlight quality scholarship. This resource aims to cover the field, from its ancient beginnings to the work of contemporary experts who draw on a variety of related disciplines.
Editor in Chief
Jacalyn Duffin, MC, MD (Toronto 1974), PhD (Sorbonne 1985), FRCPC, FRSC, FCAH, is a hematologist and historian and professor emerita at Queen’s University where she occupied the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine from 1988 to 2017. A former president of both the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, she is the author or editor of eleven books and more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, holds several awards for teaching, research and service, including Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (2012) and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2013), induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (2019), and is a three-time winner of the Jason A. Hannah Medal for scholarly writing. In 2020, she was named to the Order of Canada. Her research focuses on disease, technology, religion, and health policy. She runs an activist website for information about the drug shortage and established a collaborative online project to translate from Latin the 85 consultations of the 17th-century physician and lawyer, Paolo Zacchia. Her book on Canada’s medical expedition to Easter Island was published as Stanley’s Dream in 2019 and her COVID-19: A History was released in October 2022 – both with McGill-Queen’s University Press.
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