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Department of Medical Humanities



History of Family Practice

Phillip V. Davis, Ph.D.
Department Deputy Chair
Associate Professor of Medical Humanities


Research Interests

  • Palliative care
  • Professional attitudes
  • Organ transplantation
  • Medical history
  • Sociology of medical practice
  • Alternative medicine¬†
  • Literature and medicine¬†

Curricular Topics

  • Health Policy
  • Organ donation and transplantation
  • Literature and medicine¬†
  • Medical history
  • History of medical jurisprudence
  • History of family practice
  • Medicine and behavior
  • Scientific writing
  • Alternative healing systems

Degrees and Granting Institutions

  • B.A., English and Rhetoric; University of Illinois
  • M.A., English Literature, Duke University
  • Ph.D., Health Education, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Davis' CV (.pdf file)

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