• Publications
  • Influence
SARS, Governance and the Globalization of Disease
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Disease metaphors in new epidemics: the UK media framing of the 2003 SARS epidemic
Abstract Since the emergence of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, social scientists and sociologists of health and illness have been exploring the metaphorical framing of this infectious disease in itsExpand
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Metaphors and Biorisks
This article seeks to construct a comparative investigation of the role and application of militaristic metaphors in three contested areas of science-society discourse (invasive species,Expand
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Apprenticeship and training in premodern England
This paper re-examines the economics of premodern apprenticeship in England. I present new data showing that a high proportion of apprenticeships in seventeenth century London ended before the termExpand
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The price of human capital in a pre-industrial economy: Premiums and apprenticeship contracts in 18th century England
Training through apprenticeship provided the main mechanism for occupational human capital formation in pre-industrial England. This paper demonstrates how training premiums (fees) complemented theExpand
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Consumption, Retailing, and Medicine in Early-Modern London
This article examines the early development of specialized retail shops in early modern London. It argues that apothecaries' shops were sites of innovative shop design and display. These practicesExpand
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The Relationship Between Openness to Experience and Willingness to Engage in Online Political Participation Is Influenced by News Consumption
Openness to experience is known to be an independent predictor of online political behavior, although the degree to which this relationship is influenced by other factors has not been tested. Expand
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Rules and Reality: Quantifying the Practice of Apprenticeship in Early Modern England
This paper uses recently digitised samples of apprentices and masters in London and Bristol to quantify the practice of apprenticeship in the late seventeenth century. Apprenticeship appears muchExpand
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The Medical Marketplace
In the mid-1980s, a number of Anglophone historians began to describe health care in early modern England as a ‘medical marketplace’ or ‘medical market’. These terms were foregrounded by severalExpand
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Debating a Duty to Treat: AIDS and the Professional Ethics of American Medicine
  • P. Wallis
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the history of medicine
  • 2011
A heated ethical and professional debate occurred in the United States in the late 1980s over whether doctors had an ethical obligation to treat people with AIDS. Sparked by public refusals to treatExpand
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