Managing Victorian Reproduction: Medical Authority over Childbirth in British Advice Literature

By Anne Huebel “Obey implicitly the advice and directions of your medical attendant.”[I] Such was the advice of Dr. Thomas Bull for women in labor. Dr. Pye Henry Chavasse, Bull’s contemporary and rival in the advice literature industry, agreed. Doctors Bull

Managing Victorian Reproduction: Medical Authority over Childbirth in British Advice Literature

By Anne Huebel “Obey implicitly the advice and directions of your medical attendant.”[I] Such was the advice of Dr. Thomas Bull for women in labor. Dr. Pye Henry Chavasse, Bull’s contemporary and rival in the advice literature industry, agreed. Doctors Bull

Motherly love in pregnancy: On its historical emergence in German medical texts (1900-1950)

By Lisa Malich Today, pregnancy is often considered a time full of tender emotions and motherly love. This is especially the case in representations of pregnancy in ’how-to guides’ for mothers. Nevertheless – contrary to our current assumptions – motherly

Motherly love in pregnancy: On its historical emergence in German medical texts (1900-1950)

By Lisa Malich Today, pregnancy is often considered a time full of tender emotions and motherly love. This is especially the case in representations of pregnancy in ’how-to guides’ for mothers. Nevertheless – contrary to our current assumptions – motherly

A Historical Perspective on Women in Surgery

By Claire Brock The Royal College of Surgeons (England) runs a scheme called ‘Women in Surgery (WinS)’ to ‘encourage, enable and inspire women to fulfill their surgical ambitions’. Its aims are five-fold: to raise the profile of women in surgery;

A Historical Perspective on Women in Surgery

By Claire Brock The Royal College of Surgeons (England) runs a scheme called ‘Women in Surgery (WinS)’ to ‘encourage, enable and inspire women to fulfill their surgical ambitions’. Its aims are five-fold: to raise the profile of women in surgery;

School Meals, Re-accommodated

By A.R. Ruis On 1 May 2017, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced that the federal government would provide states with “greater flexibility in nutrition requirements for school meal programs.” Amid sustained attacks on health and social welfare programs,

School Meals, Re-accommodated

By A.R. Ruis On 1 May 2017, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced that the federal government would provide states with “greater flexibility in nutrition requirements for school meal programs.” Amid sustained attacks on health and social welfare programs,

Fascist International Health

By David Brydan In November 1941, health officials and experts from 20 states attended an international tuberculosis conference in Berlin, founding a new international association to fight the disease.[i] On the surface, it appeared to be a straightforward example of

Fascist International Health

By David Brydan In November 1941, health officials and experts from 20 states attended an international tuberculosis conference in Berlin, founding a new international association to fight the disease.[i] On the surface, it appeared to be a straightforward example of

Valuing life: Exploring the history of Quality-Adjusted Life-Years (QALY)

By Eleanor MacKillop An analysis of the development of QALYs, a central concept in a number of countries’ health decision-making, and the complex political context in which it was formulated, can illuminate contemporary debates about whether QALYs are the best

Valuing life: Exploring the history of Quality-Adjusted Life-Years (QALY)

By Eleanor MacKillop An analysis of the development of QALYs, a central concept in a number of countries’ health decision-making, and the complex political context in which it was formulated, can illuminate contemporary debates about whether QALYs are the best

Selling Bed Nets and Malaria Control as Good Investments in the Late Twentieth Century

By Kirsten Moore-Sheeley The idea of buying and selling medical therapies and diagnostic tests is very familiar in today’s world. But what about selling a disease itself? Of convincing buyers that a particular ailment is worth attending to, so much

Selling Bed Nets and Malaria Control as Good Investments in the Late Twentieth Century

By Kirsten Moore-Sheeley The idea of buying and selling medical therapies and diagnostic tests is very familiar in today’s world. But what about selling a disease itself? Of convincing buyers that a particular ailment is worth attending to, so much