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Lovers and Livers: Disease Concepts in History (Joanne Goodman Lectures) Paperback – June 18, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0802038050 ISBN-10: 0802038050 Edition: 2nd Revised edition

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Editorial Reviews


"'Lovers and Livers is an important and well-written book on the way we conceptualize, construct, and continually change our notions of disease. Jacalyn Duffin weaves an intriguing historical tale that combines scholarship, originality of thought, and important ideas with a lively, bright, and witty presentation.' Jock Murray, Medical Humanities Program, Dalhousie University"

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Jacalyn Duffin is a haematologist and historian who is Professor in the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University.

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Jacalyn Duffin, M.D. (Toronto 1974), FRCP(C) (1979), Ph.D. (Sorbonne 1985), is Professor in the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston where she has taught in medicine, philosophy, history, and law for more than twenty years.

A practicing hematologist, a historian, a mother and grandmother, she has served as President of both the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine. She holds a number of awards and honours for research, writing, service, and teaching.

She is the author of five books, editor of two anthologies, and has published many research articles. Her most recent book is an analysis of the medical aspects of canonization, Medical Miracles; Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World, Oxford University Press, 2009. It was awarded the Hannah Medal of the Royal Society of Canada in November 2009. The second expanded edition of her History of Medicine a Scandalously Short Introduction, appeared in May 2010.

Her CV and teaching profile are at

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