Could the Supreme Court’s Forfeiture Ruling Help End the Drug Wars?

Originally posted on Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society:
Did the Supreme Court unanimously de-escalate the drug wars last month? The optimist in me says “yes,” and the historian in me agrees. In Timbs v. Indiana, the Court ruled that the state could not seize and forfeit the plaintiff’s Land Rover…

American Institute for the History of Pharmacy

Join the AIHP today! The American Institute for the History of Pharmacy was established at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1941. And the mission of the Institute is to ‘advance knowledge and understanding of the history of pharmacy and medicines.’ You can visit the AIHP website here: https://aihp.org/ In January, I took on the roleContinue reading “American Institute for the History of Pharmacy”

Radical Temperance: Conference General Report

Originally posted on Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society:
Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Dr. Annemarie McAllister, Senior Research Fellow in History at the University of Central Lancashire, and Pam Lock, a doctoral candidate and the GW4 Developing People Officer at the University of Bristol. They organized a conference on alcohol…

Gender and Critical Drug Studies: The Gendered Origins of Privatized Prison Drug Treatment

Originally posted on Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society:
Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from Dr. Jill McCorkel, associate professor of sociology ad criminology at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. In it, she explores the origins of how drug treatment and rehabilitation programs entered private prisons for women. Her full article appears in…

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

Originally posted on 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…

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

Originally posted on 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…

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…

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…