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Comrades in Health

U. S. Health Internationalists, Abroad and at Home

Comrades in Health( )
Author: Birn, Anne-Emanuelle
Contribution by: Brown, Theodore M.
Bassett, Mary
Geiger, H.
Gloyd, Stephen
Holtz, Timothy
Johnson, Wendy
Kasper, Jennifer
Waitzkin, Howard
Yamada, Seiji
Birn, Anne-Emanuelle
Braveman, Paula
Bassett, Mary Travis
Bondi-Boyd, Brea
Brickman, Jane Pacht
Geiger, H. Jack
Lear, Walter J.
Lown, Bernard
Pfeiffer, James
Remen, Razel
Sidel, Ruth
Smith, Lanny
Solomon, Susan Gross
Terry, Michael
Turiano, Laura
Yamin, Alicia Ely
Navarro, Vicente
Sidel, Victor W.
Editor: Brown, Theodore M.
Birn, Anne-Emanuelle
Foreword by: Navarro, Vicente
Navarro, Vicente
Series title:Critical Issues in Health and Medicine Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Rutgers University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $88.00
Book Description:

This collection brings together a group of professionals and activists whose lives have been dedicated to health internationalism. By presenting a combination of historical accounts and first-hand reflections, these essays aim to draw attention to the longstanding international activities of the health left and the lessons they brought home. The involvement of these progressive U.S. health professionals is presented against the background of foreign and domestic policy, social...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: History / Modern / 21St Century
History / Modern / 20Th Century
Medical / Public Health
Political Science / Intergovernmental Organizations
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.94 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds
Author Biography
Birn, Anne-Emanuelle (Author)
Bernard Lown is a Professor of Cardiology Emeritus at the Harvard School of Public Health and Senior Physician at Bringham and Women's Hospitals in Boston. He is also a practicing cardiologist at the Lown Cardiovascular Center in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Along with Professor Eugueni Chazov of the Soviet Union, Lown founded the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. The IPPNW was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.

Lown's book, The Lost Art of Healing, describes modern medicine as being too technologically dependent and depersonalized.


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