Jacalyn Duffin

Jacalyn Duffin
  • Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine
  • 78 Barrie St.
  • Telephone: 613-533-6580
  • E-Mail: duffinj@queensu.ca

Faculty Bio

Jacalyn Duffin, MD (Toronto), FRCP(C), PhD (Sorbonne), FRSC, a hematologist and historian, occupies the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen’s University, Kingston Canada.

A former President of both the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, she is author of eight books and holds several awards for research, writing, teaching, and service. Her most recent book is Medical Saints: Cosmas and Damian in a Postmodern World (Oxford U Press, May 2013). A revised and expanded second edition of her popular textbook for medical students appeared in 2010: History of Medicine a Scandalously Short Introduction (U Toronto Press). Her current clinical activity is in breast cancer, and she participates in an award-winning research project on music memory and dementia. She is founding webmaster of www.canadadrugshortage.com, a site for information about the current drug shortage.

Her CV, research and teaching profile are available here.



Last Modified: 2015-01-06