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Lynne Curry is a professor of history at EIU. Her research addresses the intersections of legal and medical history in the United States. Her publications include e DeShaney Case: Child Abuse, Family Privacy, and the Dilemma of State Intervention (University Press of Kansas, 2007), e Human Body on Trial: A Sourcebook with Cases, Laws and Documents (ABC-CLIO, 2004), and Modern Mothers in the Heartland: Gender, Health, and Progress in Illinois, 1900-1930 (e Ohio State University Press, 1999). She is also the co-editor, with Christopher R. Waldrep, of a four-volume series of primary source documents in U.S. Constitutional History, e U.S. Constitution and the Nation (Peter Lang Publishing, 2003). She is working on a book examining the role of the law in balancing parents’ religious freedom with children’s rights to receive medical care at the turn of the 20th century.


Lynne Curry, Booth Library, 1960s, Exhibits


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