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When Germs Travel: Contagious Crises Across Time

Lecture by Howard Markel

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Where Lecture Hall 2002, Duke Hospital
Contact Name Trent Center
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Howard Markel, MD, PhD, is a pediatrician and critically-acclaimed historian of medicine, public health and epidemic diseases.  He is the author of books including the award winning Quarantine!,(Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997; paperback, 1999) and When Germs Travel, (Pantheon Books, 2004; paperback, Vintage/Random House, 2005).  Dr. Markel is the editor-in chief of The 1918-1919 American Influenza Pandemic: A Digital Encyclopedia and Archive, being jointly produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Michigan. His newest book, An Anatomy of Addiction, the story of Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and their “discovery” of cocaine, is being readied for publication by Pantheon Books/Alfred A. Knopf.

Dr. Markel has appeared on numerous national radio and television news broadcasts and film documentaries for NPR (including All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Talk of the Nation), ABC’s Good Morning America, PBS (Nova, Frontline, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer), BBC The World, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and the History Channel.

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