Author Archives: remedianetwork

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

Mussolini’s Speech to Medical Doctors

By Francesco Buscemi On January 28, 1932, Mussolini delivered a speech to Medical Doctors at the inauguration of the National Congress of the trade unions of Fascist physicians.[i] The speech was also published in the newspaper Il Popolo d’Italia the

Mussolini’s Speech to Medical Doctors

By Francesco Buscemi On January 28, 1932, Mussolini delivered a speech to Medical Doctors at the inauguration of the National Congress of the trade unions of Fascist physicians.[i] The speech was also published in the newspaper Il Popolo d’Italia the

Fascism and Medicine in Interwar and Vichy France

By Caroline Campbell Why might a country with strong democratic traditions embrace fascistic forms of governance? How does the history of medicine shed light on the critical question of how radicals undermine popular support for democratic principles? France provides us

Fascism and Medicine in Interwar and Vichy France

By Caroline Campbell Why might a country with strong democratic traditions embrace fascistic forms of governance? How does the history of medicine shed light on the critical question of how radicals undermine popular support for democratic principles? France provides us

Fascism and Behavioral Psychology in China

By Emily Baum When one thinks of the countries where fascism flourished in the early twentieth century, China does not immediately spring to mind.[1] Rather, fascism in Asia tends to be associated with the Japanese, who fought alongside Germany during

Fascism and Behavioral Psychology in China

By Emily Baum When one thinks of the countries where fascism flourished in the early twentieth century, China does not immediately spring to mind.[1] Rather, fascism in Asia tends to be associated with the Japanese, who fought alongside Germany during