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Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 58.3 (2003) 397-398

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Gary S. Belkin is a Clinical Assistant in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Receiving his doctorate from the Department of the History of Science at Harvard, he has published papers using historical perspectives to explore various health policy issues, in particular to assess the contemporary uses of bioethics. A book treatment of his interest in the work of the Harvard Brain Death Committee as a way to think about issues of medicalization and its critique in the mid–late twentieth century is expected to appear in 2004. Correspondence should be directed to him at the Office of the Medical Director, Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center, 25 Staniford St., Boston, MA 02114. E-mail:

George R. Keiser is Professor of English at Kansas State University. He has written numerous articles on the circulation and transmission of scientific, medical, and practical writings in the vernacular in later medieval and early modern England. He is the editor of The Middle English Boke of Stones and A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050-1500, Vol. 10: Scientific and Practical Writings. At present he is preparing a monograph-length study of the Liber de diversis medicinis, a vernacular collection of medical recipes, which circulated in seventeen manuscripts ca. 1330-1530. Correspondence should be addressed to him at the Department of English, Denison Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-0701, USA. E-mail: gkeiser@

Charles G. Roland, M.D., D.Sc., is Jason Hannah Professor Emeritus, McMaster University. In retirement he continues to do research and write about medical events and persons during 20th-century wartime. Address correspondence to him at 3N10-HSC, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada. E-mail:

Christopher Sellers, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the History Department at Stony Brook University. [End Page 397] He is the author of Hazards of the Job: From Industrial Disease to Environmental Health Science (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997). He is currently at work on environmental and health history of post-World War II suburbs in the United States. His address is: History Department, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794. E-mail:




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