Ideology and disease identity: the politics of rickets, 1929–1982

  title={Ideology and disease identity: the politics of rickets, 1929–1982},
  author={Roberta E. Bivins},
  booktitle={Medical humanities},
How can we assess the reciprocal impacts of politics and medicine in the contemporary period? Using the example of rickets in twentieth century Britain, I will explore the ways in which a preventable, curable non-infectious disease came to have enormous political significance, first as a symbol of socioeconomic inequality, then as evidence of racial and ethnic health disparities. Between the 1920s and 1980s, clinicians, researchers, health workers, members of Parliament and later Britain's… CONTINUE READING
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