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Howard Markel

Special Guest

Biography:

Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D. is a pediatrician, medical educator, and historian of medicine at the University of Michigan, where he is a Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Professor of History, and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine.

Howard was educated at the University of Michigan and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1993. He is the author of Quarantine and When Germs Travel. In 1999, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani named Professor Markel a Centennial Historian of the City of New York for his scholarly study of New York City and the history of public health and immigration.

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Epidemics

Dr. Howard Markel, the author of When Germs Travel, talked about the history and present state of a variety of contagious diseases. In his book, he chronicles six epidemics or outbreaks that occurred in America over the last century: trachoma, bubonic plague, tuberculosis, AIDS, cholera, and typhus fever. ... More »

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