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Judith W. Leavitt

Title: Rupple Bascom and Ruth Bleier Professor Emerita

Interests: History of medicine and public health in America; women and medicine.

Email:jwleavit@wisc.edu
Phone:(608) 263-4560
Fax:(608) 265-0486

Office:Room 1410, Medical Sciences Center

Affiliations: History of Science, and Gender and Women's Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Judith W. Leavitt's C.V.

Education

Ph.D., University of Chicago, History, 1975

M.A., University of Chicago, History, 1966

B.A., Antioch College, Social Science, 1963

Additional Notes

Events in Honor of Judith Leavitt, Friday October 1, 2010 at 6:00pm (details and program).

Contributed to "The Most Dangerous Woman in America" (details from PBS Nova website).

Books

"Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room" book cover image Judith Walzer Leavitt, Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room (University of North Carolina Press, 2009).

"Women and Health in America (2nd Edition)" book cover image Judith Walzer Leavitt, Women and Health in America (2nd Edition) (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999).

"Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public's Health" book cover image Judith Walzer Leavitt, Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public's Health (Beacon Press, 1997).

"Sickness and Health in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health (third Edition, Revised)" book cover image Judith Walzer Leavitt and Ronald L. Numbers (eds.), Sickness and Health in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health (third Edition, Revised) (University of Wisconsin Press, 1997).

"The Healthiest City: Milwaukee and the Politics of Health Reform(Wisconsin Edition)" book cover image Judith Walzer Leavitt, The Healthiest City: Milwaukee and the Politics of Health Reform(Wisconsin Edition) (University of Wisconsin Press, 1996).

"Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950" book cover image Judith Walzer Leavitt, Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950 (Oxford University Press, 1986).

Courses taught

MHB 504: Society and Health Care in America
MHB 509: Development of Public Health in America (Syllabus)
MHB 720: Historical Perspectives in Medicine
MHB 531: Women and Health in American History
MHB 725: Topics in American Medicine
MHB 919: Graduate Studies in Medical History
MHB 920: Research Seminar in Medical History and Public Health
Women's Studies 430: Biology and Psychology of Women
Women's Studies 431: Childbirth in the United States (Syllabus)

Photograph of Judith W. Leavitt
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