187888 "Medical Borders": A historical perspective

Monday, October 27, 2008: 11:25 AM

Rakefet Zalashik, PhD , Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University, New York, NY
The interrelation between the rise of modern welfare state and public health infrastructure have profound impacts on our current understanding of modernity. These processes were accompanied with borders' formation and destruction, with movement of immigrants, health care workers, diseases and scientific ideas. These processes of movement and border crossings, of people, technologies, and concepts, bear important implications for understanding the history of medicine and public health and its role in society. As discussant for the papers presented in this panel, I will seek to explore new ways of understanding "medical borders" in relation to global movement of people, epidemics and knowledge as expressed in the history of immigration and public health during the 19th and 20th centuries

Learning Objectives:
Explore new ways of understanding and historicizing "medical borders" in the context of immigration and public health during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the discussant of the panel
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.