Patricia McCourt

Patricia McCourt

Patricia McCourt

Maroon & White Graduate Assistant


Bio

I am particularly interested in studying opiate use, abuse, and addiction in the United States during the late nineteenth century. I am taking a specific look at how and why the opiate addiction epidemic which occurred at that time impacted women, as middle to upper class white women happened to form the considerable majority of known opiate consumers among the U.S. population in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Broadly speaking, my interests include the history of medicine, gender studies, social and cultural history, and mental health.

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