Medical History Society of New Jersey, Annual Spring Meeting
Anyone interested in history of medicine, public health, NJ history,
and allied fields is welcome!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Nassau Club of Princeton, 6 Mercer St. Princeton NJ
Afternoon talks on: Institute for the Understanding of Health and
Medicine at NJ Medical School; Francis Xavier Dercum; medicine and
art; anti-vaccine movements, past and present.
7:30 pm 34th Annual Morris Saffron Lecture:
Adventures of a Medical Journalist
Lawrence K. Altman, M.D., Medical Writer
“The Doctor’s World” columnist for The New York Times;
Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Details, speakers, registration (includes dinner), menu choices at website
Registration due by April 24, 2013.
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I wish to tell the members of this listserv that my book, The Inevitable
Hour: A History of Caring for Dying Patients in America, has just been
published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
I’m sending my warmest greetings from South Africa!
I hope this message finds you all well. I’m still happy in my job at
Stellenbosch and living in Sea Point in Cape Town.
I am writing to you to share the joyous news that my book, “South African AIDS Activism
and Global Health Politics” which has been published by Palgrave
Macmillan as part of their Global Ethics series:
I’ve also decided to launch my very own blog:
and you can also follow me
on twitter (username: mandisam1).
I’ve pasted below some information about it, including a synopsis,
chapter break-down and some advance praise it has received.
I know the US/UK prices are quite expensive, but I’m pleased to say that
the SA edition will cost R285 (roughly 20 GBP). All net author
royalties will be donated to the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC).
I’ll be visiting the UK in late April and early May to do research
towards my new project on transnational anti-apartheid health activism
and also to give seminar papers and talks on the research published in
my book at Oxford, Cambridge, LSHTM and LSE on the following dates:
You are all invited to my SA book launches:
I will also be visiting the US to attend the 2014 meeting of the
American Historical Association in Washington DC, if not before.
While a group e-mail made sense in this case, I do promise to respond to every reply to this e-mail individually.
South African AIDS Activism and Global Health Politics
Release Date: 29 Mar 2013
UK price: £57.50
Series: Global Ethics
Mandisa Mbali is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social
Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. She is a Rhodes scholar and
obtained her doctorate in Modern History at the University of Oxford, UK. Mbali
completed postdoctoral training at Yale University, USA and has published a journal
article and book chapters on post–apartheid AIDS activism and policy-making.
What did South African AIDS activists contribute, politically, to
early international advocacy for free HIV medicines for the world’s poor? Mandisa Mbali demonstrates
that South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) gave moral legitimacy to the
international movement which enabled it to effectively push for new
models of global health diplomacy and governance. The TAC rapidly acquired moral credibility, she
argues, because of its leaders’ anti-apartheid political backgrounds, its successful
human rights-based litigation and its effective popularization of AIDS-related
science.The country’s arresting democratic transition in 1994 enabled
South African activists to form transnational alliances. Its new Constitution provided novel
opportunities for legal activism, such as the TAC’s advocacy against
multinational pharmaceutical companies and the South African government. Mbali’s
history of the TAC sheds light on its evolution into an influential force for global
Introduction: South African AIDS Activism & Global Health Justice
PART I: AIDS ACTIVISM & SOUTH AFRICA’S TRANSITION
1. Health for all? Healthworker AIDS Activism 1982 – 94
2. From Pride to Political Funeral: Gay AIDS Activism 1990 – 4
3. Women, Science and Sexism in AIDS Activism in the 1990s
PART II: THE TAC & GLOBAL HEALTH POLITICS
4. Science and Sexuality in the Formation of the TAC, 1994 – 2001
5. ‘pharma’ v. Mandela: South African Moral Capital in a Global Movement
6. Radical legitimacy: Rights & Reasonableness in the TAC, 2001 – 3
7. ‘The Durban Effect’: The TAC’s Impact on Global Health Diplomacy & Governance
Conclusion: Recession & Reinventions
‘In a landmark case study of transnational AIDS activism, Mbali
constructs a rigorous and analytically innovative framework to support a series of important
and fascinating new insights into the inter-connections between history, politics and health.
Her study provides a nuanced assessment – part sober, part cautiously optimistic – of
the potential for social movements to advance global health justice in
the context of an epidemic that continues to generate devastating suffering in the
lives of millions worldwide – in an era of economic crisis where international funding
for life-saving AIDS treatment is under growing threat.
This is a path-breaking text that opens up productive new directions
for analysis and action in the field of global health justice.’ – Catherine Campbell,
London School of Economics, UK
‘In the early 2000s, South African AIDS activists fought corporate greed and
indifferent political leaders. Mbali’s remarkable book is an impassioned and
convincing account that locates treatment activism in a transnational
frame, and gives novel attention to its gendered politics. It is inspiring but not
romantic—a rich account that deserves to be widely read by historians, activists, and health
workers.’ – Mark Hunter, University of Toronto, Canada
Contraception, Volume 87, Issue 3, March 2013, Pages 280-287
The first-ever efficacy trials on a birth control vaccine established high efficacy (one pregnancy in 1224 cycles) of anti-hCG antibodies at and above 50 ng/mL titers. Fertility was regained in the immediate next cycle, at titers falling below 35 ng/mL.
A recombinant vaccine, hCGβ-LTB, has been made, which is highly immunogenic in mice. It is due to undergo toxicology studies prior to resumption of clinical trials. An additional utility of this vaccine is likely in advanced-stage terminal cancers expressing hCG/subunits.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Rendering hCG-β immunogenic
- 3. Safety and reversibility
- 4. Enhancement of immunogenicity
- 5. Is partial cross-reaction with hLH problematic?
- 6. Examination of sera for cross-reactive hazardous antibodies from women immunized with hCG- β-TT/DT and hCG-β CTP-DT
- 7. Phase II efficacy trials
- 8. Lack of deleterious side effects on progeny
- 9. Revival of the anti-hCG vaccine
- 10. Ectopic expression of hCG/subunits by cancers
Beyond Roe: Reproductive Justice in a Changing World
Throughout 2013, five law schools in the Delaware Valley will hold events exploring various aspects of reproductive justice in the 40 years post-Roe v. Wade. The final event in this series is a conference sponsored by the Rutgers School of Law – Camden that will take place on Friday, October 11 on the Rutgers campus in Camden, New Jersey.
We are pleased to invite proposals for papers and panels. The conference theme is Beyond Roe: Reproductive Justice in a Changing World. We welcome submissions on any topic related to the law, policy and reproduction, including avoiding reproduction, public policy related to reproduction, and reproductive regulation post-Roe.
Paper abstracts should be no more than 500 words, accompanied by a descriptive title for the paper proposed. Proposed panels should include a description of the overall topic, as well as a panel title and the titles of all the papers and panelists to be included in the panel. Panels should include no less than 4 proposed panelists. Panel proposals should also be no more than 500 words. All submissions must include the names, e-mail addresses, and full affiliations of all authors. In the case of panels and co-authored papers, please identify a corresponding author and provide sufficient detail in your abstract or proposal so that reviewers can fully assess your proposal and determine how it will fit with other proposals being reviewed.
There will be two plenary sessions at the conference and some submitted papers might be selected for plenary presentations. If you wish for us to consider your paper for a plenary session, please indicate that desire on your submission.
Please e-mail submissions (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format) to email@example.com by April 1, 2013. If you have any questions about the conference, please direct them to Kimberly Mutcherson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite submissions from other disciplines including philosophy, the social sciences, critical cultural studies (gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, critical race studies, etc.), public health, and others.
Janet Golden, Ph.D.
Camden, NJ 08102
From: Londa Schiebinger [mailto:email@example.com]
Dear Colleagues, I would like a super article on the Women’s Health to assign to my class —I’m particularly interested in how NIH research has changed. What is the best article out there? Or perhaps it’s a book. I would like something that covers Women’s Health Research from about 1980-the present. Thanks.
I don’t think just one article would be sufficient but this one is a good introduction to the topic:
Merton, V. 1993. The Exclusion of Pregnant, Pregnable, and Once-Pregnable People (a.k.a. Women) from Biomedical Research. American Journal of Law and Medicine 19: 369-451.
I suggest Steven Epstein, Impure Science: AIDs, Activism, and the Politics of Knowledge (University of California Press, 1994)
I’m beginning a new research project on this very subject and will be presenting on this at the AAHM meeting in Atlanta. Meanwhile, in addition to Epstein’s work, here are some sources that I’ve found helpful in shaping my thinking on the subject:
Bass, Marie. 1998. “Toward Coalition.” In Rickie Solinger, ed., Abortion Wars: A Half Century of Struggle, pp. 251-68. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Morgen, Sandra. 2009. “Women Physicians and the Twentieth-Century Women’s Health Movement in the United States.” In Ellen S. More, Elizabeth Fee, and Manon Parry, eds., Women Physicians and the Cultures of Medicine, pp. 160-83. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Chapter One of Weisman, Carol S. 1998. Women’s Health Care: Activist Traditions and Institutional Change. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Barbara Seaman and Susan F. Wood, “The Role of Advocacy Groups in Research on Women’s Health,” in Barbara Seaman, ed., Voices of the Women’s Health Movement volume one, pp. 46-57
Schroeder, Patricia and Olympia Snowe. 1994. “The Politics of Women’s Health.” In Cynthia Costello and Anne J. Stone, eds., The American Woman 1994-95: Where We Stand, pp. 91-108. New York: W.W. Norton.
Heather Munro Prescott
Rosa Medina Doménech escribió:
Following this thread , any suggestion for reading on the possible specificities of patients and women doctor/nurse/(other health professions) relationships?
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