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Polio Can Be Conquered: Science and Health Propaganda in the United States from Polio Polly to Jonas Salk

Naomi Rogers

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.05
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In the 1940s and 1950s, health officials in the United States regularly published popular guides to polio prevention, therapeutic manuals for the care of paralyzed patients, and inspirational tales ... More


Black Girl Magic: Bioethics and the Reinvention of the Trope of the Mad Scientist in Black YA Speculative Fiction

Esther L. Jones

in Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496833815
eISBN:
9781496833860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496833815.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter, Esther L. Jones analyzes texts by Nnedi Okorafor and Tomi Adeyemi, arguing that these authors challenge and rewrite social scripts of mental health and disability, particularly as ... More


Shaping Health Policy: Case Study Methods and Analysis

Mark Exworthy, Stephen Peckham, Martin Powell, and Alison Hann (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427588
eISBN:
9781447305576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427588.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book examines the role that case studies play in understanding and explaining British health policy. Overall, the chapters cover the key health policy literatures in terms of the policy process, ... More


The summation of poverty

Ann Oakley

in Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss's contribution to social policy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342997
eISBN:
9781447304203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342997.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter comes from Richard Titmuss's book, Poverty and population, which describes the concentration of poverty, poor diet, and premature death in certain social groups and regions. It analyses ... More


Cavemen Didn’t Get Diabetes: American Narratives about the Origins of Type 2 Diabetes

Mari Armstrong-Hough

in Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture: Globalization and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646688
eISBN:
9781469646701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646688.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 2 synthesizes scholarly work on diabetes narratives, a discussion of popular literature on diabetes, and interview data. It argues that the dominant American narratives on the origins of the ... More


Our Genes Don’t Match Your Culture: Japanese Narratives about the Origins of Type 2 Diabetes

Mari Armstrong-Hough

in Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture: Globalization and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646688
eISBN:
9781469646701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646688.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 3 relies on data from in-depth interviews with clinicians and members of the general public, participant observation, and a review of Japanese popular intellectual literature to examine ... More


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