Cancer controversies and traditional medicines

Today I write for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Regina Leader-Post. The story of cancer patient Ric Richardson, a Métis man from Green Lake, challenges us to think about patient autonomy, medical traditions and Saskatchewan health care. Just as crucial, his story forces us to reconsider the use and acceptance of traditional Aboriginal knowledge — notContinue reading “Cancer controversies and traditional medicines”

Vape Fear – Updated

November 25, 2016 – CBC NEWS Vaping, e-cigarettes to be regulated by Health Canada The federal government plans to regulate e-cigarettes to make vaping products less accessible to young people. “The proposed act amends the Tobacco Act to regulate vaping products as a separate class of products,” Health Canada said in a statement on Tuesday November, 22.Continue reading “Vape Fear – Updated”

The History of Medical Books in CBMH-BCHM

Bookworms & Medical History Historians know all about books. Publishers. Proposals. Fonts. And proper theoretical frameworks. You name it. Historians have got it cased. Sure, to avoid becoming archaic – extinct – dinosaurs, historians are shifting with the times and engaging in a wider ‘digital turn’. But books still matter. (Yes, I have a flair forContinue reading “The History of Medical Books in CBMH-BCHM”

Vaccine History in CBMH/BCHM

Vaccine & Immunization History in CBMH/BCHM The roadway to effective, accepted vaccines in history is neither smooth nor straight. Vaccines naturally induce potent social, political, and economic responses. They raise questions about scientific authority and the production of medical knowledge. Even more, vaccines have challenged the physician’s influence over patient-consumer choice in the medical marketplace,Continue reading “Vaccine History in CBMH/BCHM”

Medical History on the Move

I have a new blog post on the University of Toronto’s site.   I’m incredibly excited to be working with CBMH/BCHM and University of Toronto Press over the summer months. It will be my pleasure to help out with journal’s migration to the UofT’s publishing platform. As part of this transition, we are moving allContinue reading “Medical History on the Move”