Policy Speaker Series
February 12, 2010
Jacalyn Duffin, M.D. (Toronto 1974), FRCP(C) (1979), Ph.D. (Sorbonne 1985), is Professor in the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston where she has taught in medicine, philosophy, history, and law for more than twenty years. A practicing hematologist, a historian, a mother and grandmother, she has served as President of both the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine. The author of five books and many research articles, she holds a number of awards and honours for research, writing, service, and teaching. She also has produced two anthologies, including SARS in Context (2006), which she edited with Arthur Sweetman. Her most recent book is an analysis of the medical aspects of canonization, Medical Miracles; Doctors, Saints, and Healing, 1588-1999, Oxford University Press, 2009. It was awarded the Hannah Medal of the Royal Society of Canada in November 2009.