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Simon Baatz studied physics at the University of York in Britain; but, after completing his degree, he decided he would rather be an historian than a scientist. Simon completed his MSc in the history of science at Imperial College at the University of London and then moved to the United States to study for a PhD in the history of science at the University of Pennsylvania.

He has taught at universities in Britain and the United States and has written books and articles on medicine and science in United States history. Simon grew up in London and has lived in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Frankfurt, Germany. He currently lives in New York City where he holds a joint appointment as an associate professor of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.