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Karen Throsby

technology that has just started to enter marathon swimming from other sporting domains such as American football, as well as from the space programme (where it originates), the military and fire fighting: the ingestible thermometer pill. This is a body monitoring 93 Making it count 93 system that incorporates a crystal sensor that vibrates at a frequency relative to the body’s internal temperature. This generates a signal that can be detected by a data recorder passed close to the body. The pill passes through the digestive system over a period of twenty-four to

in Immersion
Open Access (free)
Melissa Dickson, Emilie Taylor-Brown, and Sally Shuttleworth

exhaustion in the latter decades of the nineteenth century. By the time they made their appearance in Shanghai in the early decades of the twentieth century, however, Dr Williams’ pills were widely derided in England and North America as an archetypal example of quackery, with commentators identifying the pills’ continued ubiquity as a sign of the public's refusal to recognise scientific progress. Like the ‘traditional’ medicines evoked by Mukharji in the previous chapter, patent medicines were now associated with notions of backwardness and regression, particularly when

in Progress and pathology
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Bruce Woodcock

councillors, blue, by taking some of the Eupholon pills. Vincent realises that Solly had known of his complicity in their predicament all along and, moreover, that the revolutionaries ‘are fucking delighted’ that he sent the pills (158). But there is a catch: in order to get the pills and join the collective blueness, Vincent must get past the crack-shot guard he himself had posted outside the warehouse: he faces his own invention, in a test which has echoes of classical fables such as Theseus facing the Minotaur in the labyrinth. This explores the

in Peter Carey
John Mundy and Glyn White

affirmative than anarchistic, though we must be careful not to see the two as mutually exclusive. The danger is that such categorisations fail to acknowledge that ‘[t]he comic perspective is a crucial component’ of romantic comedy and imply it is a sub-genre which uses comedy as ‘sugar coating that helps us swallow the pill’ of its repetitive romantic narrative structure (Deleyto 2009 : 18, 20

in Laughing matters
Gordon Pirie

financial ramifications of imperial aviation. For Britons, the price could be discounted against what one writer referred to as a repeat of ‘England’s age of plenty’ triggered by initially unprofitable overseas railways. For colonials, the pill was coated with pointers to peaceable, public-service applications of flight. As it was, these benefits were already being realised on domestic air services in

in Air empire
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Brian D. Earp and Julian Savulescu

” while the drug suppresses the pain it contains. A N T I- LO V E D R UGS    1 2 5 The therapy has a good success rate. More than 70 percent of participants in a 2018 study conducted by Brunet and his colleagues reported meaningful relief from their breakup-related stress. Following treatment, many patients said reading through the details of their memory felt like “reading a novel.” In other words, the narrative remained, but the pain was gone. According to Brunet, both the drug (propranolol) and the writing exercise work together to bring about the effect: “The pill

in Love is the Drug
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From May ’68 to the MLF
Rakhee Balaram

movements, and testimonies. Anne Zelensky and Jacqueline Feldman (‘Anne and Jacqueline’) (who a few months earlier had created FMA, or Féminin Masculin Avenir, as a socialist group to discuss the ‘women question’  2 ) wrote a history of May ’68, citing their participation in a conference on ‘la femme et la révolution’ at the Sorbonne, fifteen days after other debates had taken place, where it was thought that women (via a discussion on the pill) should be included. 3 The

in Counterpractice
Preventing pregnancy
Leanne McCormick

Ireland, in common with other parts of the world there has been an epidemic of venereal disease, which is increasing rapidly . . . a good deal of this is ascribed to many of the new ideas which are being promoted – abortion, the use of the pill and the establishment of clinics which seem to assure uninformed people of freedom from the risk of diseases of this kind.64 In response, Mr Morgan explained that the policy of supporting family planning was for situations where advice was needed for medical purposes and that ‘in spite of what the hon. Member for Falls [Harry

in Regulating sexuality
The TV films
Tony Whitehead

placed ominously between them – no snuggling on the cards here. ‘Is the end in sight?’ asks Christine wearily, unable to get to sleep because the light is still on and Ralph insists on reading his pupils’ essays out loud. ‘No’, he tells her bluntly. Later, after another visit to the pub, Dick and Mandy argue more aggressively as they get into bed. ‘I’ve told you, Dick, I’m coming off the pill’, she insists. ‘Yeah, and I’ve told you you’re not, till I say so’, he says. They issue threats and counter-threats: he will force the pill down her throat; she will refuse to make

in Mike Leigh
MLF, women artists and the militant body
Rakhee Balaram

tortures volontaires (1972), which shows women going through various beauty procedures to make themselves a more valuable commodity. The conflict between ‘nature’ and ‘culture’ is expressed through women's use of cosmetics as a means of (immorally) altering their ‘natural’ or spiritual beauty. In the 1960s, the equation between the condition of women's skin and their morality was linked in debates with clear religious overtones. Françoise Giroud strongly fought such attitudes during the 1967 debate over the legalization of the pill

in Counterpractice