Naomi Rogers

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Professor, History of Medicine and History
SHM L-128
Fields of interest: 

History of 20th century medicine & public health in North America including policy, activism, alternative medicine & gender and medicine; Science & feminism; Feminist health movements

University of Pennsylvania: Ph.D. 1986
Selected Articles
  • Caution: The AMA May Be Dangerous To Your Health: The Student Health Organizations (SHO) and American Medicine, 1965-1970, Radical History Review forthcoming in 2001.
  • The Public Face of Homeopathy : Alternative Medicine, the Public and the State in the United States 1900-1950, in Martin Dinges, ed., Patients in the History of Homeopathy: International Perspectives, in press.
  • The Debate Considered [Historians and Sister Kenny], Australian Historical Studies 114:163-166, 2000.
  • American Homeopathy Confronts Scientific Medicine, in Robert J?tte, Guenter B. Risse and John Woodward, eds.,Culture, Knowledge and Healing: Historical Perspectives of Homeopathic Medicine in Europe and North America, European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, 1998, pp. 31-64.
  • A Disease of Cleanliness: Polio in New York City, 1900-1990, in David Rosner, ed., Hives of Sickness: Public Health and Epidemics in New York City Rutgers University Press, 1995, pp. 115-130.
  • Sister Kenny’ (RKO 1946), Isis 84:772-774, 1993.
  • Thomas Francis, Jr: From the Bench to the Field, in Joel Howell, ed., Medical Lives and Scientific Medicine at Michigan, 1861-1969 University of Michigan Press, 1993, pp. 161-187.
  • Women and Sectarian Medicine, in Rima D. Apple, ed., Women, Health and Medicine in America: A Historical Handbook Garland, 1990, pp. 280-310. Paperback edition, Rutgers University Press, 1991.
  • Germs with Legs: Flies, Disease, and the New Public Health, Bull. Hist. Med. (1989) 63: 599- 617.
  • Dirt, Flies and Immigrants: Explaining the Epidemiology of Poliomyelitis, J. Hist. Med. Allied Sci. (1989) 44: 486-505; reprinted in Judith Walzer Leavitt and Ronald L. Numbers, eds., Sickness and Health in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health University of Wisconsin Press, 1997, pp. 543-554.
  • The Proper Place of Homeopathy: Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in an Age of Scientific Medicine, Penn. Mag. Hist. & Biog. (1984) 108: 159-201; reprinted in The Hahnemannian (1985) 120: 5-11.


Gender & Sexuality
Science, Technology, Medicine