Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals And Social Change In The Twentieth Century by Jeremy A. GreeneTherapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals And Social Change In The Twentieth Century by Jeremy A. Greene

Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals And Social Change In The Twentieth Century

EditorJeremy A. Greene, Flurin Condrau, Elizabeth Siegel Watkins

Hardcover | November 23, 2016

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When asked to compare the practice of medicine today to that of a hundred years ago, most people will respond with a story of therapeutic revolution: Back then we had few effective remedies, but now we have more (and more powerful) tools to fight disease, from antibiotics to psychotropics to steroids to anticancer agents.

This collection challenges the historical accuracy of this revolutionary narrative and offers instead a more nuanced account of the process of therapeutic innovation and the relationships between the development of medicines and social change. These assembled histories and ethnographies span three continents and use the lived experiences of physicians and patients, consumers and providers, and marketers and regulators to reveal the tensions between universal claims of therapeutic knowledge and the actual ways these claims have been used and understood in specific sites, from postwar West Germany pharmacies to twenty-first century Nigerian street markets. By asking us to rethink a story we thought we knew, Therapeutic Revolutions offers invaluable insights to historians, anthropologists, and social scientists of medicine.
 
Jeremy A. Greene is professor of medicine and the history of medicine and the Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the author of Prescribing by Numbers: Drugs and the Definition of Disease and Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine. Flurin Cond...
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Title:Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals And Social Change In The Twentieth CenturyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:November 23, 2016Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Medicine Made Modern by Medicines
JEREMY A . GREENE, FLURIN CONDRAU, AND ELIZABETH SIEGEL WATKINS

1 Futures and their Uses
Antibiotics and Therapeutic Revolutions
SCOTT H. PODOLSKY AND ANNE KVEIM LIE

2 Reconceiving the Pill
From Revolutionary Therapeutic to Lifestyle Drug
ELIZABETH SIEGEL WATKINS

3 Magic Bullet in the Head?
Psychiatric Revolutions and Their Aftermath
NICOLAS HENCKES

4 Revolutionary Markets?
Approaching Therapeutic Innovation and Change through the Lens of West German IMS Health Data, 1959– 1980
NILS KESSEL AND CHRISTIAN BONAH

5 Recurring Revolutions?
Tuberculosis Treatments in the Era of Antibiotics
JANINA KEHR AND FLURIN CONDRAU

6 Pharmaceutical Geographies
Mapping the Boundaries of the Therapeutic Revolution
JEREMY A. GREENE

7 After McKeown
The Changing Roles of Biomedicine, Public Health, and Economic Growth in Mortality Declines
PAUL FARMER, MATTHEW BASILICO, AND LUKE MESSAC

8 Chemotherapy in the Shadow of Antiretrovirals
The Ambiguities of Hope as Seen in an African Cancer Ward
JULIE LIVINGSTON

9 Volatility, Speculation, and Therapeutic Revolutions in Nigerian Drug Markets
KRISTIN PETERSON

10 Therapeutic Evolution or Revolution?
Metaphors and Their Consequences
DAVID S. JONES

11 A Therapeutic Revolution Revisited
CHARLES E. ROSENBERG

List of Contributors
Index

 

Editorial Reviews

“This is a wonderful, insightful, and wide-ranging collection examining how medicine changes, for whom, and how differently the promise of a therapeutic revolution has played out over the years and across the globe.”