Mark Largent, Michigan State University

Assistant Professor History of Science and Technology East Lansing, Michigan largent@msu.edu Office: (517) 355-3441

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Professor Largent is an historian of science, technology and medicine and director of the Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy Specialization (STEPPS) at MSU. His research and teaching focuses on the role of scientists and physicians in American public policy. He has written on the ...

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Professor Largent is an historian of science, technology and medicine and director of the Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy Specialization (STEPPS) at MSU. His research and teaching focuses on the role of scientists and physicians in American public policy. He has written on the evolution-creation debate, the professionalization of American biology, Darwinism, the history of the American eugenics movement, and recent debates over compulsory vaccination. He is the author of Breeding Contempt: The History of Coerced Sterilization in the United States (2008) and The Modern American Vaccine Debate (2012). He is currently writing a history of Reye's Syndrome. He spent the 2011-12 academic year in Washington, DC as a American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow at the National Science Foundation.

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