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Oberlander Interviewed by BBC World Service on US Health Reform

September 11, 2020

Jonathan Oberlander, Professor and Chair of Social Medicine, and Professor of Health Policy & Management, was interviewed by the BBC program Witness History about the history of health care reform in the United States.  Oberlander discussed the defeat of President Harry Truman’s national health insurance plan in the 1940s, the political obstacles to reform, and … Read more

Raul Necochea, co-editor of new book, Peripheral Nerve: Health and Medicine in Cold War Latin America

August 14, 2020

Buenos Aires psychoanalysts resisting imperialism. Brazilian parasitologists embracing communism as an antidote to rural misery. Nicaraguan revolutionaries welcoming Cuban health cooperation. Chilean public health reformers gauging domestic approaches against their Soviet and Western counterparts. As explored in Peripheral Nerve, these and accompanying accounts problematize existing understandings of how the Cold War unfolded in Latin America generally … Read more

With Pandemic Information Overload How Can We Tell What is Real? Terrence Holt on Common Distortions and False Equivalencies

August 4, 2020

Terrence Holt publishes in Literary Hub, With Pandemic Information Overload How Can We Tell What is Real? We know next to nothing. That’s how we feel. SARS-CoV-19, or “the novel coronavirus,” the pathogen responsible for this pandemic, is a strikingly unusual beast, capable of wreaking a bewildering variety of harms on the human body, ten … Read more

Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein interviewed by The Gazette

July 30, 2020

After Denver jail COVID-19 cases spiked, officials scrambled to lower publicly reported counts.