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Kirk Jeffrey

Professor of History, Emeritus, History

Education & Professional History

B.A. from Harvard, 1966

M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford, 1967 & 1972

Joined the Carleton faculty in 1970; retired in 2008.

Highlights & Recent Activity


  • Understanding Quantitative History, co-author with Loren Haskins (MIT Press & McGraw-Hill, 1990)
  • Machines in Our Hearts: The Cardiac Pacemaker, the Implantable Defibrillator, and American Health Care (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001).