Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos 2020 Oct-Dec;27(4):1027-1029
Editor científico, pesquisador, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz.Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil.
Soc Sci Med 2021 Oct 4:114454. Epub 2021 Oct 4.
Department of History, Department of Biology, Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, ICC 600, Washington, DC, 20057, USA. Electronic address:
Historians of medicine and disease have yet to think through a syndemic lens. This commentary aims to point out why they should. Although there are several hurdles to overcome, our histories of disease and our understanding of current syndemics both stand to gain should historians begin to explore episodes of cooccurring diseases that share root causes. Read More
Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos 2021 Jan-Mar;28(1):101-122
Professor, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Goiás; doutorando, Programa de Pós-graduação em História/Universidade Federal de Goiás.Goiânia - Goiás - Brasil
This paper presents a historical narrative about the incidence of pemphigus foliaceus in Brazil in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This autoimmune blistering skin disease is more common in children, adolescents, and young adults who live in rural areas of endemic regions. It was first described in Brazil in 1903 by the physician Caramuru Paes Leme. Read More
Public Health Rep 2021 Mar 15:333549211000305. Epub 2021 Mar 15.
1757 Department of History, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.
During the Russian influenza pandemic, which reached the United States in late 1889, US public health officials attempted to document the number of deaths associated with this disease outbreak. A historical perspective illuminates the complex categories used to classify deaths from influenza-associated diseases; substantial changes in weekly, monthly, and yearly death totals; and thoughtful efforts by health officials to measure the epidemic as it happened. The 1114 influenza deaths reported by the Connecticut State Board of Health in the 3 years after the January 1890 outbreak must be supplemented by the notable increases in the number of deaths from respiratory diseases, which elevates the likely toll to more than 7000 deaths during the epidemic. Read More
J Lesbian Stud 2021 1;25(4):320-338. Epub 2021 Mar 1.
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, USA.
"Changes and Challenges of the Archives" is based on a still-in-progress master's thesis that I will complete by May 2021 at Sarah Lawrence College. The purpose of this article is not to come to any conclusions about the challenges of researching lesbian history during the COVID-19 pandemic but, rather, to explore how these world circumstances have further complicated the labor required of a lesbian historian. Many elements of this thesis and research are still in flux, including my investigation of the role race played in creating and developing a sexually deviant, criminalized definition of lesbian(ism). Read More
Fam Syst Health 2020 Dec;38(4):495-497
College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University.
Presents a column from the presidents of the CHFA who discuss the current impacts of COVID-19 in the United States and in health care. The inconsistent, unscientific, and divisive response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the racial inequality made evident by it, may serve historians and future leadership educators of what not to do in times of crisis, painful lessons that may be productive if we learn from our mistakes. The column then discusses the importance of racial and ethnic diversity within CHFA, workforce development, stragetic partnerships and policy. Read More