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John Stuart Marr, M.D., M.P.H. Class of 1967

Source: Fleur-o-scope (NYMC Yearbook), 1967

Selected Works

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Bibliography

Adler, J. J., Smirnoff, M., Klein, S. J., Marr, J. S., Goldberg, R. A., Seckler, B. D., & Naizby, B. E. (1995). Hospital care of tuberculosis patients referred for directly observed therapy in new york city: Identifying factors in prolonged stays. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, 1(4), 22-27.

Bakal, C. W., Marr, J. S., Novick, L. F., Millner, E. S., Goldman, W. D., & Pitkin, O. E. (1980). Deinstitutionalized mentally retarded hepatitis-B surface antigen carriers in public school classes: A descriptive study. American Journal of Public Health, 70(7), 709-711.

Bakal, C. W., Novick, L. F., Marr, J. S., Millner, E. S., Goldman, W. D., & Pitkin, O. (1980). Mentally retarded hepatitis-B surface antigen carriers in NYC public school classes: A public health dilemma. American Journal of Public Health, 70(7), 712-716.

Brettman, L. R., Lewin, S., Holzman, R. S., Goldman, W. D., Marr, J. S., Kechijian, P., & Schinella, R. (1981). Rickettsialpox: Report of an outbreak and a contemporary review. Medicine, 60(5), 363-372.
Cherubin, C. E., Marr, J. S., Sierra, M. F., & Becker, S. (1981). Listeria and gram-negative bacillary meningitis in new york city, 1972-1979. frequent causes of meningitis in adults. The American Journal of Medicine, 71(2), 199-209.

Coombe, N., & Marr, J. S. (1980). Rat bites support need for in-home control: An epidemiologic study of rat bites in new york city, 1974-1978. Journal of Environmental Health, 42(6), 321-326.

Cordes, L. G., Goldman, W. D., Marr, J. S., Friedman, S. M., Band, J. D., Rothschild, E. O., . . . Fraser, D. W. (1980). Legionnaires' disease in new york city, august-september 1978. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 56(5), 467-482.

Drusin, L. M., Marr, J. S., Lambertsen, E. C., & Olstein, B. T. (1977). The new york city nurse - epidemiology program. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 53(6), 569-585.

Felman, Y. M., & Marr, J. S. (1980). Amoebiasis and giardiasis in new york city: A response. The British Journal of Venereal Diseases, 56(5), 347-348.

Galaid, E. I., Cherubin, C. E., Marr, J. S., Schaefler, S., Barone, J., & Lee, W. (1980). Meningococcal disease in new york city, 1973 to 1978. recognition of groups y and W-135 as frequent pathogens. JAMA : The Journal of the American Medical Association, 244(19), 2167-2171.

Goldman, W. D., & Marr, J. S. (1980). Are air-conditioning maintenance personnel at increased risk of legionellosis? Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 40(1), 114-116.

Henneberger, P. K., Galaid, E. I., & Marr, J. S. (1983). The descriptive epidemiology of pneumococcal meningitis in new york city. American Journal of Epidemiology, 117(4), 484-491.

Horwitz, M. A., Marr, J. S., Merson, M. H., Dowell, V. R., & Ellis, J. M. (1975). A continuing common-source outbreak of botulism in a family. Lancet, 2(7940), 861-863.

Imperato, P. J., Drusin, L. M., Marr, J. S., Lambersten, E. C., & Topff Olstein, T. (1979). The program of nursing-epidemiology in new york city. [El programa de enfermeria epidemiologica de la ciudad de Nueva York] Boletin De La Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana.Pan American Sanitary Bureau, 86(5), 377-390.

Imperato, P. J., Shookhoff, H. B., Marr, J. S., Friedman, S., & Hwa, C. L. (1977). Parasitic infections in new york city. incidence and epidemiology. New York State Journal of Medicine, 77(1), 50-56.

Malloy, C. D., Gallo, R. J., Leib, H. B., & Marr, J. S. (1995). Emerging pathogens--the white horse of the apocalypse? Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, 1(2), 48-61.

Malloy, C. D., & Marr, J. S. (1997). Mycotoxins and public health: A review. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, 3(3), 61-69.

Malloy, C. D., & Marr, J. S. (1997). Sick-building syndrome. Lancet, 349(9069), 1913. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)63912-8

Malloy, C. D., & Marr, J. S. (2001). Evolution of the control of communicable diseases manual: 1917 to 2000. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, 7(5), 97-104.

Marr, J. S. (1981). Amebiasis in new york city: A changing pattern of transmission. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 57(3), 188-200.

Marr, J. S. (1995). A tale of two trends: Tuberculosis and typhoid fever. Journal of Community Health, 20(6), 447-450.

Marr, J. S. (1998). Overview: Surveillance and sentinel systems. Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 75(3), 514-515. doi:10.1007/BF02427696

Marr, J. S. (1999). Typhoid mary. Lancet, 353(9165), 1714. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)77031-8

Marr, J. S. (2000). The public health response to bioterrorism: A paradigm. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, 6(4), vii-x.

Marr, J. S., & Beck, A. M. (1976). Rabies in new york city, with new guidelines for prophylaxis. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 52(5), 605-616.

Marr, J. S., Beck, A. M., & Lugo, J. A.,Jr. (1979). An epidemiologic study of the human bite. Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C.: 1974), 94(6), 514-521.

Marr, J. S., & Calisher, C. H. (2003). Alexander the great and west nile virus encephalitis. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 9(12), 1599-1603. doi:10.3201/eid0912.030288

Marr, J. S., & Cathey, J. T. (2010). New hypothesis for cause of epidemic among native americans, new england, 1616-1619. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(2), 281-286. doi:10.3201/eid1602.090276; 10.3201/eid1602.090276

Marr, J. S., & Cathey, J. T. (2013). The 1802 saint-domingue yellow fever epidemic and the louisiana purchase. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, 19(1), 77-82. doi:10.1097/PHH.0b013e318252eea8; 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318252eea8

Marr, J. S., Cherubin, C. E., & Sapira, J. (1979). Medical indices of narcotics addiction. rise and fall in new york city, 1963-1977. New York State Journal of Medicine, 79(5), 727-730.

Marr, J. S., & Kiracofe, J. B. (2000). Was the huey cocoliztli a haemorrhagic fever? Medical History, 44(3), 341-362.

Marr, J. S., & Malloy, C. D. (1996). A brief history and inventory of immunizations. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, 2(1), 82-86.

Marr, J. S., & Malloy, C. D. (1996). An epidemiologic analysis of the ten plagues of egypt. Caduceus (Springfield, Ill.), 12(1), 7-24.

Marr, J. S., & Malloy, C. D. (1997). Effects of mycotoxins in health and disease. JAMA : The Journal of the American Medical Association, 278(13), 1062-1063.

Marr, J. S., & Pike, E. H. (1967). The protection of mice by "corpus christi" strain of trypanosoma cruzi when challenged with "brasil" strain. The Journal of Parasitology, 53(3), 657-659.

Maulitz, R. M., Marr, J. S., & Shookhoff, H. B. (1976). Transfusion malaria as a consequence of the 1974 war between turkey and greece--two cases. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 25(1), 1-4.

Ortiz-Neu, C., Marr, J. S., Cherubin, C. E., & Neu, H. C. (1978). Bone and joint infections due to salmonella. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 138(6), 820-828.

Pomerantz, M. B., Marr, J. S., & Goldman, W. D. (1980). Amebiasis in new york city 1958--1978: Identification of the male homosexual high risk population. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 56(2), 232-244.

Rosenberg, M. L., Marr, J. S., Gangarosa, E. J., Pollard, R. A., Wallace, M., & Brolnitsky, O. (1977). Shigella surveillance in the united states, 1975. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 136(3), 458-460.

Shookhoff, H. B., Marr, J. S., Friedman, S., Cherubin, C. E., & Weinstock, L. (1979). Malaria in new york city, 1972 to 1977: A new population of patients. Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 55(4), 385-400.

Welton, J. C., Marr, J. S., & Friedman, S. M. (1979). Association between hepatobiliary cancer and typhoid carrier state. Lancet, 1(8120), 791-794.

Welton, J. C., Marr, J. S., & Friedman, S. M. (1980). Hepatobiliary cancer and salmonella. The New England Journal of Medicine, 302(5), 301. doi:10.1056/NEJM198001313020520

William, D. C., Felman, Y. M., Marr, J. S., & Shookhoff, H. B. (1977). Sexually transmitted enteric pathogens in male homosexual population. New York State Journal of Medicine, 77(13), 2050-2052.

Biographical Information

John S. Marr M.D., M.P.H., graduated from New York Medical College with an MD in 1967. He spent most of his career as an epidemiologist but is also a successful writer. In 1998 Marr published The Eleventh Plague with coauthor John Baldwin, a medical thriller described by Kirkus Reviews as “gripping” and “creepy”.  Other works of fiction include The Black Death (1977) coauthored with Gwyneth Cravens and Wormwood (2008) an enovel sequel to The Eleventh Plague.  Marr also published three children’s books on health issues and authored more than 55 medical journal articles.¹ He is particularly noted for his scientific explanation of the Ten Plagues of Egypt.² Dr. Marr retired in 2006. His last professional position, from 2002 to 2006, was Director, Office of Epidemiology at the Virginia State Health Department.³

1. Amazon. The eleventh plague. http://www.amazon.ca/The-Eleventh-Plague-John-Marr/dp/0061097632/ref=sr_1_sc_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369415892&sr=1-2-spell&keywords=eleventh+pklague. Accessed August 20, 2013. 

2. Raver, A. Biblical plagues: A novel theory. The New York Times. April 4, 1996. http://www.nytimes.com/1996/04/04/garden/biblical-plagues-a-novel-theory.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm. Accessed August 20, 2013.  

3.Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History. Senior fellow, medical research.  http://interamericaninstitute.org/fellows.htm. Accessed August 20, 2013.  

The Eleventh Plague

The Black Death

Wormwood

 Wormwood John S. Marr

AISN B001ASKXO4 Publication Date 2008-05-15

In this sequel to the Eleventh Plague, virologist Jack Bryne continues his pursuit of "Teddy" Kameron.

Public Health Issues in Disaster Preparedness: Focus on Bioterrorism

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