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American Literary History 14.4 (2002) 866-867
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He is director of the History of the Health Sciences program and the Campus Humanities program at the University of California at San Francisco, and he has an appointment in the history department at Berkeley. He is the author of The Cultivation of Whiteness: Science, Health and Racial Destiny in Australia (Basic Books, 2002).
She is General Secretary of the American Association of University Professors. Her recent writing has been on the situation for faculty in American higher education. She has written essays on Victorian social history and is the author of Illness, Gender, and Writing: The Case of Katherine Mansfield (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994).
Cynthia J. Davis
Associate Professor of English at the University of South Carolina and the author of Bodily and Narrative Forms: The Influence of Medicine on American Literature, 1845-1915 (Stanford University Press, 2000), she is currently working on a biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
She teaches the history of medicine and public health at Duke University and is the Editor of the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. She has published books on the history of yellow fever and malaria in the US. Current projects include the history of American Civil War medicine and the study of race, genetics, and disease.
Susan E. Lederer
Associate Professor in the Section of the History of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and the Department of History at Yale, she is the author of Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America Before the Second World War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995).
She is Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Media Studies at The Catholic University of America. Her work on literary and cultural representations of medical discourse has appeared or is forthcoming in Literature and Medicine, New Formations, The International Journal of Cultural Studies, Mosaic, and The Journal of Medical Humanities.
Martin S. Pernick
Professor of History and Associate Director of the Program in Society and Medicine at the University of Michigan, he is the author of A Calculus of Suffering: Pain, Professionalism, and Anesthesia in Nineteenth-Century America (Columbia University Press, 1985), The Black Stork: Eugenics and the Death of "Defective" Babies in American Medicine and Motion Pictures since 1915 (Oxford University Press, 1996), and the forthcoming When Are You Dead? 250 Years of Debate, From the Fear of Premature Burial to the Construction of Brain Death.
She is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at George Washington University and is currently finishing a project on nineteenth-century man-eaters.
Professor of History at Stony Brook University, she is author of The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life (1998) and is currently working on a book titled Merchants of Health: American Medicine and the Rise of Consumer Culture, 1900-1940.
Assistant Professor of English at Ithaca College, his recent publications include "Reading Queerly: A Presentist's Confession" in the journal Praxis. He is in the process of writing a history of the idea of the "self" in American literature and culture.
She is Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, author of Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form, and Associate Editor of American Literature. The essay in this volume is part of a larger project on contagion, genetics, and ideas of relatedness in US culture.