Publications

Articles and Book Chapters:

“The Body in Health, Disease and Medicine” in A Day in the Life: Studying Daily Life Through History” edited by Peter N. Stearns, Greenwood Press, 2006.       

“Life Among the Nacirema:  Selling Soap to Children” Agora: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Discourse, Winter 2002.        

“The Staying Power of a Little Known Novella:  Ann Petry’s ‘In Darkness and Confusion,’” with David Faldet in Tradition and Innovation, edited by Scott Lee and Allen Speight, University Press of America, 1999.

 “Generations of Women and Women’s Studies at Luther College: A Collective Biography,”  with Mary Hull Mohr, Agora: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Discourse, Spring, 1997.

 “A Textbook Case:  Feminism in Nursing,” Agora: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Discourse, Fall, 1995.

 “China Today:  Women's Path,”  Agora: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Discourse, Fall, 1993

“The Epidemiologist Looks at History:  Hans Zinsser and Rene Dubos on Humans and Disease in the Past,”  in Agora: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Discourse, Spring, 1990.

 “Our Vision of the Past:  The Canon as Myopia a response to Martin Mohr's ‘Antigone under Canon Fire’” in  Agora: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Discourse, Fall, 1988.

"Submerged Sensuality:  Technology and Perceptions of Bathing,” Journal of Social History vol. 19 #4, June, 1986.

“And A Child Shall Lead Them:  A Revolution in the Health of the Young,” New Designs for Youth Development vol. 4 #5, September-October, 1983.

 “Rudolph Hering,” American Public Works Association Reporter, April, 1981.

Secondary Textbooks:

The History of Health and Medicine (Project on Social History:  National Endowment for the Humanities Grant), 1982.

Work and Leisure in History co-author with Peter N. Stearns (Project on Social History: National Endowment for the Humanities Grant), 1982.

Encyclopedia Articles:

“Body” in Encyclopedia of the Modern World Oxford University Press 2007; “Hygiene” in The Oxford Companion on the Body, 2002; “Cleanliness” in Encyclopedia of Social History, 1993. Journal of Social History