- Professor, History
- Modern French History, History of Medicine
- Ph.D. Harvard University
Health Care in the Parisian Countryside, 1800-1914. (New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, 1990).
Village on the Seine: Tradition and Change in Bonnieres, 1815-1914. (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1978).
Articles, Reviews, Essays
"Waldemar Haffkine, Medical Science, and Jewish Idealism," Occasional Papers in Jewish History and Thought, no. 32, Hunter College, 2007.
"The Introduction of Surgery in a Hospital in Tonkin in 1906," in Les Nouvelles Pratiques de santé: Acteurs, objets, logiques sociales (XVIIIe-XXe siècles). ed. Patrice Bourdelais and Olivier Faure. (Paris: Belin, 2005), 89-102.
"The Intellectual Odyssey of a French Colonial Physician: Jules Regnault and Far Eastern Medicine," French Historical Studies, 91, (fall 1996):1083-1102.
"The Activities of a Country Doctor in New York State: Dr.Elias Cornelius of Somers, 1794-1830." In La Medicalisation de la societe francaise, 1770-1830. (ed. Jean-Pierre Goubert. Waterloo, Ontario: Historical Reflections Press, 1982). My chapter in the above book also appeared as an article in Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques Sept. 1982): pp. l8l-193.
"Use by Patients of a French Provincial Hospital, 1895- 1923." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 54 (1980): 188- 203. (with the assistance of Enid A. Lang, M.D.).
"Chanzeaux at the Turn of the Century." Chapter 3 in Laurence Wylie, ed., Chanzeaux: A Village in Anjou (Cambridge, Mass., Harvard Univ. Press, 1966), pp. 60-71. This book was translated into French and published as Chanzeaux, village d'Anjou by Gallimard in 1970; my pages in the French edition are 86-100).
Works in Progress
French Medicine in Indochina, 1860-1931.
Active in New York area French History Seminar and inter- university seminar on the History of Medicine.