Burnham, John



John C. Burnham is research professor of history and scholar in residence in the Medical Heritage Center at Ohio State University.  He has published extensively in the history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, the history of medicine and science, and American social history.  Among his more recent books are How Superstition Won and Science Lost:  Popularizing Science and Health in the United States (1987), Bad Habits:  Drinking, Smoking, Taking Drugs, Gambling, Sexual Misbehavior, and Swearing in American History (1993), and What Is Medical History? (2005).

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On his book Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age
(Our Cover Feature of November 18, 2009)