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Dr Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People and the hybrid pathways of Chinese modernity
Alice Tsay

while evoking a familiar psychical world for their Chinese consumers. Taking the extensive history of the pills into account thus complicates the accepted narrative of advertising as the major driving force of urban modernity in Shanghai and offers a more nuanced account of the way hybridity – not only cultural, but also temporal – was strategically mobilised to articulate a distinctly Chinese vision of twentieth-century society. 4 Studies of advertising content in this historical

in Progress and pathology
Roslyn Kerr

, infertility problems, and kidney and liver problems, amongst other effects (Kettman, 2000 ). Dimeo and Hunt ( 2011 , p. 587) described the workings of the GDR’s doping programme thus: Athletes were not given a choice: once an individual reached a certain standard of performance their coach would provide them with the pills. The coach would be following the instructions of the doping working group, and each sports federation would have a doping programme. The doctors would support

in Sport and technology
Caroline Rusterholz

's responsibility to take care of birth control, and they valued ignorance and spontaneity in the sexual act. As a result, taking the lead and responsibility for birth control, as well as undertaking some form of preparation such as putting in a cap, ran counter to their expected gender and marital role of being sexually passive and ignorant. This discrepancy between female doctors’ views on the suitability of female contraceptives and the lived experiences of working-class women remained a contentious issue before the advent of the pill, and might account for the long

in Women’s medicine
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The economy of unromantic solidarity
Nazima Kadir

, during a period in prison, he weaned himself off of his addiction on his own. In prison, he was given pills to assuage his withdrawal symptoms; since he kicked his addiction without the pills, he saved them and sold them to other prisoners. Another squatter, Darrel, described how once, squatters had found Morris half dead after several days of lying in his own vomit and filth. They took him to a hospital where he was revived. Morris was incredibly kind to me during the period in which he regularly spent time in

in The autonomous life?
Caroline Rusterholz

. 72 They learnt how to insert a cap along with contraceptive jelly and practised on Helena Wright's pelvic body model. They bought caps and diaphragms and clandestinely brought them back to Paris. They also noticed that some birth control clinics prescribed the pill to their patients for a trial period. Aubény was shocked, as she recalled that when the pill arrived on the French market, she was unwilling to prescribe it, explaining that ‘it was not how medicine was taught to us during our study years. The duty of the doctor is to treat

in Women’s medicine
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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
Alistair Cole

and pledging critical support for Jacques Chirac. The presidential party strategy worked exactly to plan. This strategy involved not just providing a majority for the President, but also engineering a realignment within the right in favour of the RPR, to sweeten the pill of the dissolution of the Gaullist movement into a much broader conservative party. The 2002 elections represented the first time since 1973 that there had not been at least two major parties on the French right. Right-wing unity paid off handsomely. The UMP won an overall majority (399 seats out of

in The French party system
The permeable clusters of Hanna Rydh
Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh

Bulletin. As you will see, on pages 33–50 she has made a rather passable journalistic combination of de Groot and little Granet, and it seems to me that the best compromise for us would be to swallow the pill, on the condition that we may change the title to something like ‘Seasonal fertility rites and the death cult in Scandinavian [sic] and China’. As you know, it is difficult to say no completely, as she among other things has provided us a donation of 15,000 crowns. So, if you please, could you look at it, in particular the new pages, and make whatever remarks you

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
Jolien Gijbels and Kaat Wils

exceptional, as the limited numbers of members of the BSSE show. 95 According to Catholic doctrine, calendar-based methods (which had been improved in the 1930s) were the only accepted form of contraception. Not surprisingly, the contraceptive pill had little success when it was introduced to the Belgian market in 1961. In the beginning, mainly doctors linked to the BSSE and La Famille Heureuse prescribed the pill

in Medical histories of Belgium
The Middlesex Election and the Townshend Duties Crisis
Peter D.G. Thomas

his hereditary revenue in exchange for a fixed annual income.34 Such was the evident popularity of the measure that the ministry offered no initial resistance, and early in February 1769 Charles Yorke thought ‘there will be no opposition. The Court think it a sweetener to the pill of the Civil List Debt.’35 No subsequent debate on the Nullum Tempus Bill took place until the House went into Committee on the measure on 24 February. Procedural expert Jeremiah Dyson then complained that there had been no discussion of the principle on the second reading, as was

in George III