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James Harvey Young Papers 1943-1997
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Biographical Note

James Harvey Young (b. 1915) is an internationally recognized authority on American food and drug regulation and the history of health quackery in the United States. After earning his Masters degree and PhD at the University of Illinois, he became a professor at Emory University in 1941. While completing his nearly 40-year tenure at Emory, Dr. Young solidified his reputation by authoring such landmark books on the history of drug regulation and patent medicines as The Toadstool Millionaires (1961) and The Medical Messiahs (1967). During this period he also wrote about 100 articles for historical and medical history journals and reviewed more than 110 books published about American drug and medicine history.