Book ID: CBB867832508

American Health Crisis: One Hundred Years of Panic, Planning, and Politics (2021)


Halliwell, Martin (Author)

University of California Press
Publication date: 2021
Language: English

Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 424

Despite enormous advances in medical science and public health education over the last century, access to health care remains a dominant issue in American life. U.S. health care is often hailed as the best in the world, yet the public health emergencies of today often echo the public health emergencies of yesterday: consider the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19 and COVID-19, the displacement of the Dust Bowl and the havoc of Hurricane Maria, the Reagan administration’s antipathy toward the AIDS epidemic and the lack of accountability during the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Spanning the period from the presidency of Woodrow Wilson to that of Donald Trump, American Health Crisis illuminates how—despite the elevation of health care as a human right throughout the world—vulnerable communities in the United States continue to be victimized by structural inequalities across disparate geographies, income levels, and ethnic groups. Martin Halliwell views contemporary public health crises through the lens of historical and cultural revisionings, suturing individual events together into a narrative of calamity that has brought us to our current crisis in health politics. American Health Crisis considers the future of public health in the United States and, presenting a reinvigorated concept of health citizenship, argues that now is the moment to act for lasting change.

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Review Jacqueline D. Antonovich (2023) Review of "American Health Crisis: One Hundred Years of Panic, Planning, and Politics". American Historical Review (pp. 494-495). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Adler, Jessica L.
Barr, Donald A.
Brown, Theodore M.
Carbonetti, Adrián
Cueto, Marcos
Fee, Elizabeth
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Mefisto: Rivista di medicina, filosofia, storia
Medicina Historica
Johns Hopkins University Press
University of Pennsylvania
Cambridge University Press
New York University
Harvard University Press
University of Chicago Press
Public health
Health care
Medicine and society
Medicine and politics
Medicine and government
Rosenberg, Charles E.
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
United States
Great Britain
Soviet Union
New Orleans (Louisiana, U.S.)
National Health Service (Great Britain)
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Bank
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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