Department of History
I am a historian of medicine, health, and the body with a particular focus on the way that modern warfare impacts the health of both soldiers and civilians.[read more=’Read more’ less=’Read less’] In particular, I enjoy researching how warfare has impacted society, culture, medicine, and science in European history from the late nineteenth century through the world wars. My publications examine the history of disabled veterans, the development of rehabilitation medicine and artificial limb technology, public health education and exhibitions, and the history of nutritional science. I am currently working on two projects: The first examines food insecurity and population health during the First World War; the second examines the internment of enemy aliens in WWI America. I teach courses on Modern German history, History of the First World War, History of Medicine and Health, War and Medicine, and Epidemics.
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