Archive for April, 2009

Stern and Markel editorial – Ottawa Citizen

In a bold Ottawa Citizen editorial, historians of medicine, Alexandra Stern and Howard Markel inform current policy with their expertise in best public health outcomes during the flu pandemic of 1918-20

University of Michigan Influenza Digital Archive

Some places in the US escaped the great pandemic of 1918-1920 altogether – why? Explore the enlightening and exhaustive “1918-1920 Influenza Pandemic Escape Community Digital Document Archive” at the University of Michigan’s Center for the History of Medicine

Happy Birthday, Guenter Risse! Visit the rich homepage of this distinguished historian of medicine

Measuring the New World: Creole Pathways of Imperial Knowledge

Neil Safier’s recent book, Measuring the New World: Enlightenment Science and South America (2008) explores with new purpose the Franco-Hispanic Expedition, sent to Quito in the mid-eighteenth century to determine the shape of the earth at the equator. Cultures of Health had the opportunity to interview the author of this award-winning book (Gilbert Chinard Prize [...]

Salud Colectiva History of Public Health Section

Salud Colectiva – a fine young interdisciplinary journal of health, disease, and medical care from Argentina, with a serious history section


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