Frank Snowden

Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of History, Prof History of Med

Departments & Organizations

Infectious DiseasesEuropean Studies

History of Medicine

Research Interests

Social, cultural, and intellectual history of medicine; the societal impact of infectious diseases; modern European social and political history. more...


  • B.A., Harvard, 1968
  • BACH OTHER, Oxford University, 1972
  • D.Phil., Oxford University, 1975

Selected Publications

  • Malaria In Italy: Professor Snowden completed a history of the Italian national program to eradicate malaria, 1900 - 1962. The project resulted in a book, The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962. The research for this project involved collaboration with historians of medicine and malariologists at the University of Rome.
  • "Emerging and Reemerging Diseases: A Historical Perspective," Immunological Reviews CCXXV (2008), 9-26.
  • Violence and Great Estates in the South of Italy: Apulia, 1900 - 1922 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984



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