Biography

Professor


BA (MacMaster); MA (Toronto); PhD (Rochester)


Ian Dowbiggin teaches medieval and modern European history, as well as 20th c. world history and the history of science and medicine.



He is the author of Inheriting Madness: Professionalization and Psychiatric Knowledge in 19th C. France (1991), Keeping America Sane: Psychiatry and Eugenics in the United States and Canada,1880-1940 (1997), Suspicious Minds: The Triumph of Paranoia in Everyday Life (1999) and most recently, A Merciful End: The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America, 2003).

Research Classification

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Research Interests

  • History of medicine - especially the history of psychiatry and psychology
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