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Political Dictionary of the History of Health


    • Match workers

      As from the 1830s, match workers were facing numerous work-related hazards.

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    • Mecca

      In 1865 cholera spread from Mecca to the rest of the world, redirecting just-born international health policy’s priorities on Muslim pilgrimage flows.

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    • Menopause

      The history of “menopause” as a medical category revolves around gender relationships.

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    • Montreal 1989

      In July 1989, a handful of activists turned HIV-AIDS into a political issue.

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