Writing history as it happens
The historian’s dilemmas in a time of health-care reform
in Communicating the history of medicine
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This chapter examines ways in which historians of medicine can reach the wider public and have an impact on policy debates. Using the US Affordable Care Act as a case study, it describes how historians have engaged in correcting health policy falsehoods, disseminating historical research to a wider audience, cautiously applying the lessons of history to policy, and even direct advocacy. It ends by cautioning that historical research and publication must still be valued for their own sakes, apart from its ‘impact’ outside the academy.

Communicating the history of medicine

Perspectives on audiences and impact

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