Howard W. Haggard

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Howard Wilcox Haggard (July 19, 1891 - April 22, 1959) was an American physician, physiologist and writer.


Haggard was born in La Porte, Indiana. He received his B.S. (1914) and M.D. (1917) from Yale University.[1]

In 1917 he worked as a physiologist for the United States Bureau of Mines.[2] During World War I he was a captain in the Chemical Warfare Service in the United States Army. At Yale University, he conducted research into cardiorespiratory physiology and with Yandell Henderson invented the H and H inhalator.[1] Haggard was director of the Laboratory of Applied Physiology at Yale University from 1926-1956.[1]

Haggard was involved in pioneering research into the causes and treatment of alcoholism.[1][3] He was an editor for the Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol. He died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[1]

He was an author of books on the history of medicine which received positive reviews.[4][5][6] He was critical of Christian Science and faith healing.[7]



  1. ^ a b c d e Blocker, Jack S; Fahey, David M; Tyrrell, Ian R. (2003). Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia, Volume 1. ABC-CLIO. p. 285. ISBN 1-57607-833-7
  2. ^ Faulconer, Albert; Keys, Thomas Edward. (1965). Foundations of Anesthesiology, Volume 1. C.C. Thomas. p. 321
  3. ^ Allred, N; Bejarano, W; Ward, J. (2017). Howard Wilcox Haggard and the Institutionalization of Modern Alcohol Studies. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 78 (2): 325-329.
  4. ^ Anonymous. (1929). Review: Enemies Of Medical Science. Reviewed Work: Devils, Drugs, And Doctors by Howard W. Haggard. The British Medical Journal 2 (3598): 1163
  5. ^ Curtis, James R. (1931). Reviewed Work: Devils, Drugs and Doctors. Social Science 6 (3): 324-325.
  6. ^ Matthews, N. Sanford. (1932). Reviewed Work: The Lame, the Halt and the Blind by Howard W. Haggard. Bios: A Quarterly Journal of Biology 3 (4): 194-195.
  7. ^ Anonymous. (1930). Reviewed Work: The Conquest of Superstition by Science. Devils, Drugs, and Doctors by Howard W. Haggard. Science Progress in the Twentieth Century (1919-1933) 25 (97): 125-128.
  8. ^ "The Doctor In History". Kirkus Reviews.