Jacqueline Wolf

Jacqueline Wolf received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She specializes in the history of medicine, specifically the history of women’s health, the history of children’s health, the history of public health, and the history of biomedical ethics. She has a full-time faculty position in the Department of Social Medicine where she is currently department chair. Customarily, she teaches one class each year for the History Department. Her class offerings in the History Department are:

  • Women’s Health and Medicine in U.S. History
  • History of Public Health Disasters

Professor Wolf is the author of Deliver Me from Pain: Anesthesia and Birth in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009) and Don’t Kill Your Baby: Public Health and the Decline of Breastfeeding in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Ohio State University Press, 2001). She is also the author of numerous book chapters as well as articles in Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Journal of Social History, Journal of Women’s History, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Human Lactation, International Breastfeeding Journal, Breastfeeding Medicine, Women and Health, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness, and Medicine. Professor Wolf is currently working on a social history of cesarean section in the United States.

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