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Political Dictionary of the History of Health

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    • Christine Jorgensen

      “Ex-GI becomes blonde beauty” : in 1953, Christine Jorgensen became the first transsexual in the media.

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    • Encephalitis

      The European nationalisms have hindered the research on the most mysterious disease of the 20th century.

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    • Speculum

      Gynaecological abuse has its history. A lookback on the growth in speculum use.

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    • Syringe

      The appearance of new syringe models in the 1850s questions the conditions of the development of medical techniques.

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    • Zombies

      In Haïti, some individuals come back to life whereas they had been declared dead then inhumed.

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