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Dr. Virginia Metaxas

Virginia Metaxas



Office:  EN C209E
Phone: 203-392-5607


PhD, SUNY, Stony Brook
MA, SUNY, Stony Brook
BA, SUNY, Old Westbury 


Article, "Working With the Sources" submitted to Head Archivist at Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections in Philadelphia, to be published on their website:

Article, "Ruth A. Parmelee, Esther P. Lovejoy, and the discourse of motherhood in Asia Minor and Greece in the early twentieth century," in Women Physicians and the Cultures of Medicine, Ellen More, Elizabeth Fee, and Manon Perry, Eds. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008), 274-293.

Article, "Licentiousness has slain its hundreds of thousands': the missionary discourse of sex, death, and disease in nineteenth century Hawai'i," in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory, Kathy E. Ferguson and Monique Mironesco, Eds., (Honolulu: U of Hawai'i Press, 2008) 37-58.

Article, "Eleanor Clarke Slagle, Susan E. Tracy, personal and professional identity and the development of occupational therapy in Progressive Era America," Nursing History Review, Volume 8, 2000.

Book, Occupational Therapy: The First Thirty Years 1900-1930 (Bethesda, MD: AOTA, 1995).

Article, "Charity vs. Science" New York's Beth Israel Hospital in the 20th Century," Connecticut Review, Fall 1992, 9-15. 

Article, "Applied Women's Studies" Working Papers of the National Women's Studies Association, co-authored with Vara Neverow and Rosalyn Amenta, 1992.

Article, "Diphtheria and Medical Therapy in Late 19th C. New York City" New York State Journal of Medicine, May 1990.

Book, Poor Mothers and Babies (New York and London: Garland, 1989).

Article, "Culture and Class Conflict: the New York Asylum for Lying-in Women, 1823-1850" Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Philadelphia, June 1989.

Article, "The Lady vs. The Pediatrician: Nursery and Child's Hospital 1854-1910" Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 1986 60:194-209. 


U.S. Social history, Women's history, medical history, Hawaiian history


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