Martha H. Verbrugge teaches courses in the history of science and the history of medicine and public health as well as seminars on gender, science, and medicine. Her research focuses on women's health and physical education in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Selected Publications

Active Bodies: A History of Women's Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America, Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN13: 9780195168792. Weblink: Click here!

Able-Bodied Womanhood: Personal Health and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century Boston, Oxford University Press, 1988. ISBN13: 9780195051247 

Awarded the History of Women in Science Prize, by the History of Science Society, 1991. Weblink: Click here!


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