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Under the Strain of Color: Harlem's Lafargue Clinic and the Promise of an Antiracist Psychiatry

Gabriel N. Mendes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453502
eISBN:
9781501701399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453502.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book recaptures the history of a largely forgotten New York City institution that embodied new ways of thinking about mental health, race, and the substance of citizenship. Harlem’s Lafargue ... More


Setting the scene (largely from the UK point of view)

John Pemberton

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins recollections of how epidemiology was perceived in the 1930s. It then discusses the concept of social medicine in relation to clinical medicine, politics, and war as well as the ... More


Scales around the World

Harry Liebersohn

in Music and the New Global Culture: From the Great Exhibitions to the Jazz Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226621265
eISBN:
9780226649306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649306.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Alexander Ellis’s essay "On the Musical Scales of Various Nations” (1885) relied on his mathematical training and Hipkins’ musical knowledge to compare scales from musical systems across Eurasia. It ... More


Germ Warfare and Patriotic Weisheng

RUTH ROGASKI

in Hygienic Modernity: Meanings of Health and Disease in Treaty-Port China

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240018
eISBN:
9780520930605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240018.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents a description on germ warfare and the role of weisheng. The documentary record of alleged germ-warfare attacks and the Patriotic Hygiene Campaign in the city of Tianjin provides ... More


Mental Hygiene and Political Control, 1928-1937

Emily Baum

in The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580616
eISBN:
9780226580753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580753.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the 1930s, the concept of "mental hygiene" penetrated Chinese intellectual discourse. Concerned with the treatment and prevention of psychological and psychiatric disorders, mental hygienists ... More


The Bath

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There were sixty to seventy public baths (or hammams) in Cairo, some for men or women only and some with different times for men and women. As well as hygiene and washing, for women, a trip to the ... More


Statisticians, Statistics, and Early Cooperative Clinical Trials

Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

in Cancer on Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226428918
eISBN:
9780226428932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428932.003.0069
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the statisticians at the NIH and their role in the establishment of the different components of the Cancer Chemotherapy National Service Center (CCNSC). It also discusses the ... More


Reconstructing Bodies: Biomedicine, Health, and Nation-Building in South Korea Since 1945

John DiMoia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784115
eISBN:
9780804786133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book surveys the transformation of medical practice in Korea from the late 19th century to the present, detailing the numerous changes involved as late Choson Korea (1876-1910) gave way to ... More


Sex in School: Educating the Junior High Students in Early Republican China

Jen-der Lee

in Gender, Health, and History in Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390908
eISBN:
9789888455096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390908.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Nearly two hundred volumes of physiology and hygiene textbooks, together with governmental and other materials, are investigated in this chapter to illuminate the intricacies in drawing the moral ... More


Transparent Fictions

Stefan Sperling

in Reasons of Conscience: The Bioethics Debate in Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924311
eISBN:
9780226924335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924335.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the complex concepts and practices of transparency. Transparency has become a tool and resource for political legitimation. Transparency also became a material structure of ... More


Medical Facilities and Pathology

David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, and Chris Williams (eds)

in Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781382509
eISBN:
9781786945297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Accounts by physicians as well as combatants highlight the desperate conditions of field hospitals and of surgery in the field. Broadsides and a plea for an ambulance service are both shown here and ... More


Hygienic Colonial Residences in Hanoi

Laura Victoir

in Harbin to Hanoi: The Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840 to 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139415
eISBN:
9789888180721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139415.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

The threat of disease was ever-present in the colonial setting. Enormous efforts on the part of home governments and international medical communities were taken in order to reduce its incidence. ... More


Impressions and Identity

Nina Macaraig

in Cemberlitas Hamami in Istanbul: The Biographical Memoir of a Turkish Bath

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474434102
eISBN:
9781474460262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434102.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes the hamam’s different identities and the impressions it left on its users: its religious function of ritual cleansing, based on the Qur’an and the Hadith (the collected sayings ... More


Sawney’s seat: the social imaginary of the London bog-house c.1660–c.1800

Mark Jenner

in Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526127051
eISBN:
9781526138682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526127051.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Contemporary culture often works with a toilet-training model of history. This popular version of the past dismisses the pre-modern privy as an epitome and symbol of the era’s supposed hygienic ... More


A Few Statistics and a Little History

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides statistics to demonstrate the extent of the damage done by prostitution. In 1914, 74 percent of French soldiers in Tonkin had some form of venereal disease. Dr. Keller, who runs ... More


Strolling inside the Dispensary

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the Dispensary. In the past, the masses regarded the Municipal Dispensary as a terrible prison, a place of torments, abuses of power, and cruel acts committed by public ... More


Work in the City

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an overview of the amalgamation of top-down efforts to aid and analyze the poor. In particular, it discusses the study of Dr. S. Josephine Baker, head of the Division of Child ... More


Getting and Spending: The Wear and Tear of Modern Life

Dana Becker

in One Nation Under Stress: The Trouble with Stress as an Idea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199742912
eISBN:
9780190258436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199742912.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines a particularly American attachment to ideas about how people can cope with the fast pace of life that progress brings with it. It considers two themes that have dominated the ... More


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