One-Day Symposium announcement: Devolution and Transformation in the NHS: What Can We Learn From History?

Devolution and Transformation in the NHS: What Can We Learn From History? 9th May 2017: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT Organised by the Centre for History in Public Health, LSHTM, and the Institute of Public Policy Research, with support from the Wellcome Trust This symposium will bring together […]

Health Humanities at LSHTM

The Centre for History in Public Health would like to invite all researchers across the School to become involved in a new initiative: health humanities. We are organizing a one-day event later this year to discuss health humanities at the School and to make targeted contact with individuals and teams working in the health humanities […]

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Public-private partnerships in health: exploring origins and implications

Linsey McGoey (University of Essex) This paper draws on the history of ideas in order to investigate early 20th-century shifts in economic thought that have led to widespread 21st-century assumptions about the effectiveness of private-sector actors in improving health outcomes. Firstly, I explore the legacy of the ‘socialist calculation debate,’ with particular reference to the […]

‘The Cost of Living and Dying’: Richard Titmuss, Population, and Population Health, ca.1935-1945

John Stewart (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford) This paper examines Richard Titmuss’s analysis of population and population health in the early part of his career, from 1935 to 1945.  In the mid-1930s Titmuss was relatively unknown but the evidence shows that he was already interested in matters of population and population health.  […]