Jeffrey K. Beemer is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst and senior research associate for the Social and Demographic Research Institute. His work has appeared in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences and Sociological Theory. His dissertation and research focus on the theoretical and historical relationships between changing nineteenth-century conceptions of disease, public health reform, medicalization, and the public sphere.
Ann G. Carmichael is associate professor of history at Indiana University. Her research focuses on the history of plague and other infectious diseases in Renaissance-era northern Italy.
Stacey Jones is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at Seattle University. Her research is on the historical development of the labor force, with a focus on education, gender, and public policy.
Graham Mooney is assistant professor in the Institute of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He has published widely on the history of public health, historical demography, and historical epidemiology. He is editor, with Jonathan Reinarz, of Permeable Walls: Historical Perspectives on Hospital and Asylum Visiting (2009) and is writing a book on infectious disease surveillance in Victorian Britain.
Janet Padiak is a biological anthropologist interested in historical patterns of health and disease gleaned from the records of British army surgeons' reports. She has published on several aspects of the nineteenth-century health transition, including infant mortality, suicide, influenza, and tuberculosis. [End Page 391]