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history of medicine educator

Judith Walzer Leavitt, American history of medicine educator.

Background

Leavitt, Judith Walzer was born on July 22, 1940 in New York City. Daughter of Joseph Phillip and Sally (Hochman) Walzer.

Education

Leavitt received her B.A. from Antioch College in 1963, and her M.A.T., M.A., and PhD in history from the University of Chicago in 1975.

Career

Assistant professor of history of medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1975-1981;associate professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1981-1986;professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, since 1986;Evjue-Bascom professor, University of Wisconsin, 1990-1995;department chairman, University of Wisconsin, 1981-1993;associate dean for faculty, University of Wisconsin, since 1996;Ruth Bleier professor, University of Wisconsin, since 1997.

Achievements

  • She is a past president of the American Association for the History of Medicine, and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Works

Membership

American Association for the History of Medicine. American Historical Association. Organization of American Historians.

American Public Health Association. American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Lewis Arger Leavitt, July 2, 1966. Children: Sarah Abigail, David Isaac.

father:
Joseph Phillip Walzer

mother:
Sally (Hochman) Walzer

spouse:
Lewis Arger Leavitt

children:
Sarah Abigail Leavitt

David Isaac Leavitt