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Medicine, Gender, and Empire

Alison Bashford

in Gender and Empire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249503
eISBN:
9780191697821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249503.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter illustrates the complicated relations between colonialism, medicine, and the production of knowledge about gender, through the specific problem of inoculation versus vaccination, an ... More


Problem Frames

Abigail C Saguy

in What's Wrong with Fat?: The War on Obesity and its Collateral Damage

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199857081
eISBN:
9780199315925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857081.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines three ways that fatness is framed as a problem, including: the immorality frame, in which fatness is seen as a moral problem; the medical frame, in which fatness is viewed as a ... More


Music Medicine

Alice G. Brandfonbrener and James M. Kjelland

in The Science & Psychology of Music Performance: Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195138108
eISBN:
9780199849291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138108.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Most of the medical problems of musicians are the shared consequence of the specific instrument, performance technique, and repertoire interacting with the physical and psychological nature of the ... More


The Illusion of Clinical Success

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses how clinicians struggle to identify and treat illnesses whose sources often lie outside the medical system. That is what makes root causes so powerful: they escape ready ... More


Human Immunodeficiency Virus: AIDS, the Current Plague

Michael B. A. Oldstone

in Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190056780
eISBN:
9780197523292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056780.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter explores acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a lethal disease cause by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Of the more than 75 million people HIV has infected in the 36 years ... More


Zero-Credit Politics: The Government’s Sluggish Effort to Promote Evidence-Based Medicine, 1970s–2008

Eric M. Patashnik, Alan S. Gerber, and Conor M. Dowling

in Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203225
eISBN:
9780691208565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203225.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines how the politics surrounding efforts to address the medical evidence problem have been “unhealthy.” It shows that while the pragmatic case for bringing standardized evidence ... More


Getting Going

John Pownall Reeves

in The Lone Flag: Memoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208326
eISBN:
9789888268610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208326.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The first batch of Portuguese citizens evacuated from Hong Kong arrived on the Perla, together with the first news of the fighting in Hong Kong. Accommodation reserved for them was inadequate. The ... More


Doctor Knows Best: The Influence of Physician Leadership on Public Opinion

Eric M. Patashnik, Alan S. Gerber, and Conor M. Dowling

in Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203225
eISBN:
9780691208565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203225.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the results of national public opinion surveys that illuminate how ordinary citizens think about the medical evidence problem. The surveys demonstrate that doctors possess the ... More


The Medicalization of Hunger and the Postwar Period

Tom Scott-Smith

in On an Empty Stomach: Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748653
eISBN:
9781501748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748653.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at the experiments carried out on starving people in the 1940s, when hunger was medicalized and intricate examination regimes rolled out in emergency conditions. In this period, ... More


The Medico-Social Research Board

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

One of the main reasons why the Irish government and the Department of Health decided to establish the Medico-Social Research Board was to look at the medical and social problems of the country, and ... More


Homelessness Among U.S. Veterans: Critical Perspectives

Jack Tsai (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190695132
eISBN:
9780190695163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695132.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Homelessness among Veterans has been of major public concern for over three decades. Tens of billions of federal dollars have been spent to prevent and end veteran homelessness. Substantial knowledge ... More


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