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Jacalyn Duffin is a Canadian, a hematologist (Toronto MD, FRCPC), a historian (PhD Sorbonne), mother and grandmother. She has worked as a physician in Quebec, Newfoundland, and several Ontario cities, including Toronto, London, Thunder Bay, and Ottawa before accepting the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at Queen's University in 1988. At Queen's, she teaches graduates and undergraduates in the medical school and in the departments of Philosophy and History, and the Faculty of Law. Her research focuses on the history of modern medicine, disease concepts, medical technology, and religion. She is the author of six books and editor of two: Langstaff, A 19th Century Medical Life (U Toronto P  1993); To See With a Better Eye: A Life of RTH Laennec (Princeton U P 1998); History of Medicine: A Scandalously Short Introduction (U Toronto P 1999, 2nd edition forthcoming 2010), Lovers and Livers: Disease Concepts in History (U Toronto P 2005); as editor, Clio in the Clinic (Oxford U P 2005); as editor, SARS in Context: Memory, History, Policy (McGill Queens UP 2006); Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints and Healing in the Modern World (Oxford U P 2009); and Medical Saints: Cosmas and Damian in a Postmodern World (Oxford U P 2013). Her current interests are in disease concepts and medical saints. She runs an information website about the generic drug shortage http://www.canadadrugshortage.com. For a CV and more information about her program visit her website at http://meds.queensu.ca/medicine/histm/

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