Leavitt, Judith Walzer

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LEAVITT, Judith Walzer

LEAVITT, Judith Walzer. American, b. 1940. Genres: History, Medicine/Health. Career: University of Wisconsin, Madison, assistant professor, 1975-81, associate professor, 1981-86, History of Medicine Department chair, 1981-93, permanent honorary member of history department, 1985-, professor, 1986-, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Women's Studies, 1990-95, School of Medicine, associate dean of faculty, 1996-; served on university committees. Participant in national committees and projects. Advisor to undergraduate and graduate students; organizer and participant in conferences, meetings, workshops, panels, and colloquii; member of grants review boards; has given national and international invited academic addresses; has appeared in radio presentations, interview, and talk shows. Publications: The Healthiest City: Milwaukee and the Politics of Health Reform, 1982; Women and Health in America: Historical Readings, 1984; Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950, 1986; Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public's Health, 1996. EDITOR: (with R.L. Numbers) Medicine Without Doctors: Home Health Care in American History, 1977; (with Numbers) Sickness and Health in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health, 1978; (with Numbers) Wisconsin Medicine: Historical Perspectives, 1981; (with M. Vogel) Health and Medicine in American Society (monograph series), 1988-95. Contributor to books. Author of articles and reviews published in periodicals. Manuscript reviewer for periodicals and publishing companies. Address: Department of the History of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 1300 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]

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