By Birn, Anne-Emanuelle; Brown, Theodore M.
This assortment brings jointly a gaggle of pros and activists whose lives were devoted to future health internationalism. via featuring a mixture of historic bills and first-hand reflections, those essays target to attract recognition to the longstanding overseas actions of the overall healthiness left and the teachings they introduced domestic. The involvement of those revolutionary U.S. well-being pros is presented opposed to the heritage of international and household coverage, social pursuits, and international politics. Read more...
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S. 58 Part of Lenin’s motivation in founding the Comintern was to create a worldwide network of Bolshevik supporters and Communist parties because of his fear that the counterrevolutionary powers of world capitalism would crush the Russian Revolution, just as reactionary European powers had crushed the Paris Commune. As a defensive strategy, he organized a new International to create allies and to foment revolution in Europe and elsewhere in the world. 59 One strategy was to try to gain control over the international trade union movement, and the Comintern even formally established an international 26 Theodore M.
11 A significant test of social medicine’s resilience was the emergence of reformist (and paternalistic) state medicine in the late nineteenth century. 13 Amid these developments, a core of “true believers” in Europe continued to call for political economy analyses and solutions, arguing that state-run health insurance and other social protections were far from adequate responses. Social medicine had also disseminated to the United States, where it took on racial discrimination as a key factor driving ill health and early death.
23 Until the early twentieth century, however, social medicine was pursued largely in national contexts; another impetus would be needed to internationalize it. Proletarian Internationalism The second development leading to health internationalism was proletarian internationalism. It, too, first emerged during Europe’s “Age of Revolution,” somewhat earlier than social medicine. 24 Revolutionaries also formed fluid international networks whose members moved from country to country, some by deliberate choice, others due to forced exile.
Comrades in health : U.S. health internationalists, abroad and at home by Birn, Anne-Emanuelle; Brown, Theodore M.