History of medicine and public health
Public health analysis
Science and public engagement
She shook her head emphatically. “Nothing good at all. It was terrible,” she said.
Though time for both of us,” I said. I leaned over and kissed her forehead, and she made the same sour face owners of snobby French restaurants produce when you hand them your American Express cad. ‘I’m sure tomorrow will be better,’ I told her. - Murakami, H., & Gabriel, P. (2003). South of the border, West of the sun. London: Vintage. pp. 122-3
Mendelssohn and Loewe performed by Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich
Leopold LaFosse Violin Recital
Geography and diplomacy of public health
Clearly, when the European diplomatic powers chose Versailles as the venue of the conference they limited the potential role of science and experimentation in process of constructing a common sanitary code for the Mediterranean. However, by choosing Versailles, these powers secured a venue considered to be accessible and the ‘most centrical [sic] [place] for all parties who [were] to meet.’ Furthermore, in the periphery of Paris, and as the governmental centre of France, Versailles was the city ‘best adapted for the purpose inasmuch as it [was] the place where all kinds of information connected with the subject matter of inquiry might most easily be obtained.’ More than a place to produce knowledge, Versailles was the ideal locale to procure and circulate data that could inform an effort of creating an international sanitary regulation. The proximity of governmental institutions connected to the governance of public health and the vicinity of rich libraries, offered abundant resources that could be mobilized to assess the value of quarantines and the problem of cholera aetiology.
 Palmerston to Marescalchi, London, 8 May 1851, TNA:PRO FO/97/210 .
Thinking about the politics of modelling maternal mortality
Global public health
- How can history contribute for a better practice of global public health?