James Riley, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, in 1943. Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Fellow (1 September 1985 – 31 July 1986)
I spent the academic year consulting insurance records and literature from several disciplines seeking to isolate a version of ill health open to quantitative assessment over time, to specify leading questions about the ways in which sickness is a distinctive event, and to draft portions of a book, called Sickness and Death, which examines relationships between ill health and mortality and investigates especially ill health episodes not resolved in death.