I came across José Amador’s book Medicine and Nation Building in the Americas, 1890-1940 (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015). Nice chapter on Bailey Ashford’s hookworm eradication campaign in Puerto Rico. Amador nicely draws out the public health circuits and networks that enabled these campaigns to succeed. And he does not neglect the racism (literally: back then everyone was thinking “race this, race that”) that pervaded government policy across the Americas and within the elites of the various countries he considers.
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- Key leader in the Burkina Faso tri-border area interviewed about… how to spend lots of money!
- Who would have thought in other countries there is also demand for protectionism? Ghana’s footwear manufacturing industry
- Recent reading and viewing recommendations
- Great quote from Teju Cole, “Every Day is for the Thief” about markets!
- A most disturbing finding about ethnicity in Kenya
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