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"Everybody who cares about health and social justice, internationally and in the U.S., should read this book!"
Anne-Emanuelle Birn and Theodore M. Brown bring together a ...
Anne-Emanuelle Birn and Theodore M. Brown bring together a group of professionals and activists whose lives have been dedicated to health internationalism. By presenting a combination of historical accounts and first-hand reflections, this collection of essays aims to draw attention to the longstanding international activities of the American health left and the lessons they brought home. The involvement of these progressive U.S. health professionals is presented against the background of foreign and domestic policy, social movements, and global politics.
1. Introduction: Health Comrades, Abroad and at Home
2. The Making of Health Internationalists
3. The Perils of Unconstrained Enthusiasm
4. American Medical Support for Spanish Democracy, 1936–1938
5. Medical McCarthyism and the Punishment of Internationalist Physicians in the United States
6. Contesting Racism and Innovating Community Health Centers
7. Barefoot in China, the Bronx, and Beyond
8. Medical Internationalism and the “Last Epidemic”
9. Social Medicine, at Home and Abroad
10. Find the Best People and Support Them
11. Cooperantes, Solidarity, and the Fight for Health in Mozambique
12. From Harlem to Harare
13. Brigadistas and Revolutionaries
14. Health and Human Rights in Latin America, and Beyond
15. History, Theory, and Praxis in Pacific Islands Health
16. Doctors for Global Health
17. Doctors Across Blockades
18. Across the Generations
Notes on Contributors