The Judge and The Historian

Ramses Delafontaine

Historians as Expert Witnesses Ramses Delafontaine

Robert Hudson

Robert Hudson

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Professor Hudson was chairman of the History of Medicine Department at the University of Kansas from 1966 to 1994. Hudson participated in only one tobacco-related trial. He was contacted by John Burnham, another expert witness for the tobacco companies.[1] Hudson made around $92,000 for his tobacco-related work in litigation.[2]


[1] Proctor, Robert. 2006. ‘Everyone Knew But No One Had Proof’: Tobacco Industry Use of Medical History Expertise in US courts, 1990-2002. Tobacco Control 15, 121.

[2] Deposition of Robert Hudson, M.D., Ph.D., March 14, 1994, Allgood v. R.J. Reynolds, 14/03/1994. LTDL. Bates Number: HUDSONR031494. 31 Oct 2014, 136-137.