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Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Jo N. Hays

Jo N. Hays
Title: Professor Emeritus 
Office: Crown Center  
Phone: (773) 508-2221  
E-mail: jnhays111@comcast.net 


Personal Information

Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1970

History of science and medicine, especially British

Research Interests:

Social History of diseases
Diseases and Western imperialism
Scientific institutions and popular scientific culture in 19th century Great Britain

Research in progress:
(Book) Disease, Medicine, and Western Imperialism, 1800-1950 (early stages of writing)

(Article) "Contributors to the Penny Cyclopedia, 1830-1845" (presently on a back burner)


Epidemics and Pandemics : Their Impacts on Human History - Amazon

The Burdens of Diseaase- Google

The Burdens of Disease: Epidemics and Human Response in Western History (Rutgers University Press, 1998; third printing, 2003.

Historians and Epidemics: Simple Questions, complex Answers in Plaque and the End of Antiquity: The Pandemic of 541-750, edited by Lester K. Little (Cambridge U.P., 2007.

Epidemics and Pandemics: Their Impacts on Human History (ABC-Clio, 2005.

"Disease as Urban Disaster: Ambiguities an Continuities," in G. Massard-Guilbaud, H.R. Platt, and D. Schott, eds., Cities and Catastrophes (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2002)

Biographical articles in New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press): "Brayley, Edward William"'; "Lardner, Dionysius"; "Partington, Charles Frederick."

Past research articles in:
Annals of Science
British Journal for History of Science
Metropolis and province
Pennsylvania Magazine of History
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine


Department of History · 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660 · Crown Center, 5th Floor
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