Dr Tim Hickman

Senior Lecturer


Dr Timothy A Hickman is a senior lecturer in the History Department at Lancaster University. His work is in the cultural history of addiction, mostly, but not exclusively, in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth century United States. In addition to his book, The Secret Leprosy of Modern Days, he has written a variety of articles on the history of addiction, including pieces on twentieth-century visual culture—from ‘Heroin Chic’ fashion photography to the brain scan images produced by recent neuroimaging technology. He is currently working on a book about Dr Leslie E Keeley, the late-nineteenth century’s most famous addiction cure doctor.