By Hannah Kershaw in Blog, Blog Posts, Uncategorized | July 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Placing the Public in Public Health – the project book!
THE PROJECT BOOK IS OUT!
Placing the Public in Public Health in Post-War Britain, 1948–2012 is out and available in all good university bookshops, online, & to download Open-access.
The book, like many of the outputs produced by the Placing the Public team, was co-authored, with…
By Hannah Kershaw in Blog Posts | May 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Remembering the ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’ campaign
Remembering and thinking critically about the ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’ campaign
An ‘It’s more complicated than that’ blog post
In 1986 the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) launched the AIDS-education campaign, ‘Don’t aid AIDS’, often recollected as the ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’ campaign…
By in Blog | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on The myth of John Snow and the long shadow of nineteenth century public health
Public health is a historically conscious discipline. History figures centrally in many module’s introductory lectures taught as part of the MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM. There is a dedicated History and Health Module available to students studying in London and at a distance. The history of public…
By in Blog Posts | January 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Dealing with the ‘Don’t Knows’ in public opinion and public health surveys
In 1944, the Daily Express columnist Beachcomber mocked social surveys by imagining a study on the accuracy of the measurement ‘a hairsbreadth.’
He wrote; ‘let [researchers from Gallup and Mass Observation] tear people’s hair out in handfuls in the cause of accuracy. Ninety-three per cent wouldn’t know…
By in Blog Posts | November 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Public figures and public health
Dwight D. Eisenhower. Marc Bolan. Jade Goody. Separated by generation, historical importance and orbits of fame, at first glance they appear to have precious little in common. Nonetheless, all are public figures that have in some way influenced public perceptions of public health.
It takes little imagination to think how…