Author Archives: remedianetwork

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

The Nazi Microbiota

By Tristan Landry During and after the First World War, food was of critical importance in Germany. As a result, large sums of money were invested in science by the State (“Germany’s last national resource”) during the Weimar Republic. The

The Nazi Microbiota

By Tristan Landry During and after the First World War, food was of critical importance in Germany. As a result, large sums of money were invested in science by the State (“Germany’s last national resource”) during the Weimar Republic. The

What are Medical Photographs of Plague?

By Lukas Engelmann What is specifically medical about medical photographs? The clinical photograph – a still image of disease symptoms – is usually considered the typical medical photograph, both historically and in the present. But if we understand the expansive

What are Medical Photographs of Plague?

By Lukas Engelmann What is specifically medical about medical photographs? The clinical photograph – a still image of disease symptoms – is usually considered the typical medical photograph, both historically and in the present. But if we understand the expansive