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Placing the Public in Public Health – the project book!

THE PROJECT BOOK IS OUT! Placing the Public in Public Health in Post-War Britain, 1948–2012 is out and available in all good university bookshops, online, & to download Open-access. The book, like many of the outputs produced by the Placing … Continue reading

A brief review of Bohemian Rhapsody – or what NOT to watch this LGBT History Month

In a nod to LGBT History Month 2019 Hannah J. Elizabeth thought they’d cast an HIV/queer historian’s eye over the film Bohemian Rhapsody. (Originally this blogpost was written for World AIDS Day 2018).   Firstly, Rami Malek is an excellent … Continue reading

The myth of John Snow and the long shadow of nineteenth century public health

Public health is a historically conscious discipline.  History figures centrally in many module’s introductory lectures taught as part of the MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM.  There is a dedicated History and Health Module available to students studying in … Continue reading

Horses for Courses (of vaccination) – the role of animals in the early diphtheria immunisation programme

Placing the Public focuses on the human public, and the strand of the project on vaccination is no exception to this. But it is impossible to write a history of immunisation without reference to animals. From the use of cowpox … Continue reading

Placing the Public in Public Health Reading Group – What we’re reading

Every month the Placing the Public in Public Health research team meet to discuss a piece of reading and how it relates to our project themes. We’ve found this a particularly useful way to advance our thinking around broad concepts such as … Continue reading

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Seizing the Istanbul moment: rooting for evidence at the World Humanitarian Summit

Jyotsna Puri* of 3ie provides our latest blog ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit next week, and calls for debate and discussion centred around evidence-based practice. In 2014, global humanitarian assistance totalled US$24.5 billion. The World Humanitarian Assistance Report (2015) … Continue reading

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