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Medical progress and health inequality: penicillin in Italy
This post argues that the introduction of penicillin in post-war Italy led to lower levels of regional health inequality.
Grant Miller & Jurre Jochemsen - January 9, 2023
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Tea Drinking Curbed Mortality Rates in England
The introduction of tea in 18th century England resulted in an increase in consumption of boiled water, thereby reducing mortality rates.
Francisca M. Antman - December 11, 2022
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Socioeconomic Health Inequalities are a Matter of Human Rights
Human rights are an authoritative moral and legal framework that can be used by governments to reduce socioeconomic health inequalities
Brigit Toebes - November 20, 2022
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Missing Women in Colonial India
This post presents patterns of missing women in Colonial India. Male-biased sex ratios emerge most visibly after age 10.
James Fenske & colleagues - November 6, 2022
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Epidemic Disease and Indigenous Survival: Research Findings for Colonial Latin America
Post-contact depopulation in the New World resulted from the introduction of epidemic diseases to which Indigenous peoples were defenceless.
W. George Lovell - October 23, 2022
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Living in an Interwar World: Communicable Disease and Epidemic Information
This article traces the origins of the current system of global health information and the foundations of current communications problems.
Heidi Tworek - October 9, 2022
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Pierre Lack (ex @LSEnews) examines trends in subjective well-being in UK men between 1800 and 1900.

Emotional wellbeing, as indicated by language used in pamphlets, was stagnant despite GDP growth, supporting the Easterlin Paradox

#happiness #wellbeing

https://lrhmatters.com/wellbeing/the-trend-of-emotional-well-being-in-nineteenth-century-britain

ICYMI: The introduction of #penicillin led to rapid health convergence in Italy

Check this post based on research by @MarcellaAlsan,
@vincenzo_atella, @DrJBhattacharya and others.

Highly recommended!

#demography #economics

https://lrhmatters.com/drivers-of-health/medical-progress-and-health-inequality-penicillin-in-italy

Penicillin, 'the single greatest victory ever achieved over disease', was introduced in Italy ca. 1947

How did it influence #health #inequality?

Miller (@Stanford) and colleagues answer this at @LRHealthMatters. A short đŸ§”(1/9)

#demography #economics

https://lrhmatters.com/drivers-of-health/medical-progress-and-health-inequality-penicillin-in-italy

How do medical technologies influence #health #inequality?

Grant Miller (@Stanford) and colleagues answer this question by considering the introduction of penicillin in Italy after the Second World War.

Recommended!

#demography #economics

https://lrhmatters.com/drivers-of-health/medical-progress-and-health-inequality-penicillin-in-italy

The Decline in Transformative Science

This trend has been partly reflected in the transition towards “nano economics” -- the thorough investigation of narrow research questions whose results are self-evident at the outset or inconsequential.

https://tinyurl.com/5t5fshk7

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