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Marilyn Schultz Blackwell received her doctorate in U.S. History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1996 and currently teaches courses in United States and women's history at Community College of Vermont. Her research interests include the interconnections between the public health movement and the development of welfare systems in the early twentieth century. Her address is: 3779 Center Road, East Montpelier, VT 05651 (e-mail:

Harold J. Cook ( is a Professor in the Department of the History of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1532. He has published many articles and two books on medicine in early modern England and the Netherlands, and is currently at work on a study of medicine and natural history in the Dutch Golden Age.

Steven Feierman is Professor of History and Sociology of Science and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, Logan Hall, Suite 303, 249 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304. His books include Peasant Intellectuals: Anthropology and History in Tanzania (1990), The Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa (coedited with John Janzen, 1992), The Shambaa Kingdom: A History (1974), and African History: From Earliest Times to Independence (with Philip Curtin, Leonard Thompson, and Jan Vansina, 1995). He has done ethnographic and historical research in Africa, with an emphasis on the history of healing, rural intellectual history, oral narrative and historical memory, and other subjects.

Anne Hardy teaches at the Academic Unit of the Wellcome Trust, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, U.K. (e-mail: a.hardy@ She is the author of The Epidemic Streets (1993) and is currently working on a history of the salmonellas in Britain.

Derek S. Linton is Professor of History at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 14456-3397 (e-mail: His last book was "Who Has the Youth, Has the Future": The Campaign to Save Young Workers in Imperial Germany (1991), and he is presently completing a translation of the major articles of Emil von Behring and a book on German military medicine and bacteriology during the First World War. [End Page 432]