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Linton Speaks at AAHM

Professor of History Derek Linton recently spoke about “‘War Dysentery’ and the Limits of German Military Bacteriology and Hygiene during World War I” during the 81st annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) in Rochester, N.Y. His talk, part of a panel on military medicine, examined previously overlooked epidemics of dysentery in Germany and Eastern Europe and the reasons that hygienists couldn’t control the outbreaks. Linton earned his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Princeton University. A member of the faculty since 1984, Linton is the author of “Emil von Behring: Infectious Disease, Immunology, Serum Therapy,” the first major English-language biography of Behring, who won the first Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1901. North America’s oldest continuously functioning scholarly organization devoted to the study of the history of disease and the public health, AAHM is comprised of various health professionals, archivists, librarians and students.