Harry Marks, historian of medicine, dies at 64

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Harry M. Marks, an associate professor in the History of Medicine Department at the School of Medicine and the Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Professor of Medical History since 1989, died at his home in Baltimore on Jan. 25 of prostate cancer. He was 64.

Author of The Progress of Experiment: Science and Therapeutic Reform in the United States, 1900–1990 and numerous articles, Marks was an internationally recognized authority on the history of 20th-century medicine, clinical trials and public health.

In addition, his wide-ranging scholarly interests and breadth of knowledge made him an active participant in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ departments of History, Anthropology and History of Science and Technology, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, where he held joint appointments....

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