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“Medicine May Be the Way We Got in the Door”: Social Justice and Community Health in the Mid-1960s

Jennifer Nelson

in More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762776
eISBN:
9780814770894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762776.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the emergence of the Neighborhood Health Center movement from the civil rights and New Left movements. Health care was fundamentally linked to the eradication of poverty and the ... More


Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Gwen Ottinger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762370
eISBN:
9780814762394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Residents of a small Louisiana town were sure that the oil refinery next door was making them sick. As part of a campaign demanding relocation away from the refinery, they collected scientific data ... More


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