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Introduction: Natives and Newcomers, Partners in Health

Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet

in Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814789216
eISBN:
9780814760826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The 2015 Ebola epidemic, as well as the global migration crisis, bring to light the connection many people make between loathsome disease and strangers. Myths about newcomers and disease have long ... More


Solidarity for Newcomers, Health for All

Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet

in Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814789216
eISBN:
9780814760826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

For the sake of argument, this chapter accepts that nations have the right to control their borders; nonetheless, it shows that arguments that limit immigrants’ access to health care are ... More


Natives and Newcomers: Moving Forward Together

Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet

in Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814789216
eISBN:
9780814760826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Using the 2015 Ebola epidemic and the global migrant crisis as examples, this chapter suggests that following a period of norm change, there is reason to be optimistic about the potential for ... More


Conclusion: Whither Breastfeeding?

Joan B. Wolf

in Is Breast Best?: Taking on the Breastfeeding Experts and the New High Stakes of Motherhood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794814
eISBN:
9780814795255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794814.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This concluding chapter situates breastfeeding in the context of debates about other contemporary health risks, in particular exploring the ongoing campaign against America's “obesity epidemic” as ... More


Separate and Unequal Treatment: Response to Health Emergencies, Human Experiments, and Bioterrorism Threats

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines factors that account for health disparities, government response to public health threats to African Americans, and sociohistorical influences on perceived fairness of the ... More


Introduction

Elaine G. Breslaw

in Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the evolution of public health crises and solutions in America. Focusing on the issue of the “fall” of the medical profession, it assesses the state of medicine and health in the ... More


Columbian Exchange

Elaine G. Breslaw

in Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines how the Columbian Exchange decimated the Indian population in the Americas due to a variety of illnesses originating in the Old World. The misfortunes of the Indians began in ... More


Epidemics

Elaine G. Breslaw

in Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines how sporadic epidemics raged anew among the descendants of Old World people and continued among the Indians who had remained untouched by earlier incursions. Smallpox had been ... More


Public Health

Elaine G. Breslaw

in Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the state of public health in early America. It first considers Dr. John H. Griscom's belief that cleanliness would be a means to elevate the moral sensibilities of the poor and ... More


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