Hidden Figures of Drug History: Joan Ganz Cooney

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in our new Hidden Figures of Drug History series, with more to come in the future. Next week Points will feature more exciting news about drug and alcohol history in the media, as well as a great recapContinue reading “Hidden Figures of Drug History: Joan Ganz Cooney”

Fracture: The Paper Anniversary

Last summer, almost to the day, I fractured and dislocated my knee. Let’s just say it wasn’t pleasant. I was playing (soccer/football) and the tackle was “reckless and ridiculous.” Here’s my post from a year ago. So, on the anniversary of the tackle and an injury that sent my life in new directions, here areContinue reading “Fracture: The Paper Anniversary”

Video: Lucia Romero at Cannabis: Global Histories

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society Editor’s Note: You can see Lucia Romero discuss her work on grassroots mobilization for access to medical cannabis in Argentina below. This builds on her post, published Tuesday, and wraps up our content from the excellent Cannabis: Global Histories conference. All videos were produced byContinue reading “Video: Lucia Romero at Cannabis: Global Histories”

Grassroots Activism in Argentina: The Story of Mamá Cultiva, CAMEDA, and Medical Marijuana

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society Editor’s Note: This is the last post in our series from the Cannabis: Global Histories conference, held at the University of Strathclyde from April 19-20, 2018. It comes from Lucia Romero, an assistant researcher at CONICET (Argentina’s National Scientific and Technical Research Council). In it,Continue reading “Grassroots Activism in Argentina: The Story of Mamá Cultiva, CAMEDA, and Medical Marijuana”

From Calcutta in 1890 to Canada Today: Exercises in Cannabis Legalization

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Peter Hynd, a PhD candidate in history at McGill University in Quebec, based on the paper he presented at the Cannabis: Global Histories conference held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, on April 19-20, 2018. In it, he exploresContinue reading “From Calcutta in 1890 to Canada Today: Exercises in Cannabis Legalization”

Forces of necessity: The role of lay knowledge and advocacy in the re-medicalization of cannabis, 1973-2004

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Dr. Suzanne Taylor, Research Fellow at the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and is based off of her presentation at the Cannabis: Global Histories conference, held at the University of Strathclyde,Continue reading “Forces of necessity: The role of lay knowledge and advocacy in the re-medicalization of cannabis, 1973-2004”

The Right to Try

“Right to Try” (Again): A history of the experimental therapy movement  BY LUCAS RICHERT APRIL 16, 2018 CULTURE, HISTORY, POLITICS, RESEARCH   In recent weeks and months, momentum has increased on Capitol Hill to craft “right to try” laws that would profoundly change the medical landscape. The national legislation will allow terminally ill patients more access to experimental therapiesContinue reading “The Right to Try”

New article: Mental health and the patient politics of subsidiarity in Scotland

Originally posted on h-madness:
The article “From associations to action: mental health and the patient politics of subsidiarity in Scotland” by Mark Gallagher might be of interest to h-madness readers. It was published on 27 March 2018 in Palgrave Communications 4. The abstract reads: In times of economic hardship public mental healthcare suffers a double…

Supple bodies, healthy minds: yoga, psychedelics and American mental health

Supple bodies, healthy minds: yoga, psychedelics and American mental health Abstract. Much discussion about mental health has revolved around treatment models. As interdisciplinary scholarship has shown, mental health knowledge, far from being a neutral product detached from the society that generated it, was shaped by politics, economics and culture. By drawing on case studies ofContinue reading “Supple bodies, healthy minds: yoga, psychedelics and American mental health”

Publishing your PhD (or, the secret to a stressful life): Part I

Originally posted on The Clinic:
In January, the monograph of my PhD was published. The process was neither short nor smooth, but it was a great learning curve. Now that the book is on the shelves, I can reflect on the experience with a certain equanimity. The finished product looks great (we’ll overlook a few minor typos and the suppurating…