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Making Old Drugs New Again: On the Uses of History in Health Policy and Practice

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Culture and Health is delighted to announce that for the very first event in our Cultural Contexts of Health seminar series we will be hosting Professor Jeremy Greene, who will be giving a talk entitled ‘Making Old Drugs New Again: On the Uses of History in Health Policy and Practice’.

Professor Greene’s talk addresses the problem of translating historical analysis to topics of contemporary health policy and practice, using pharmaceuticals as an example.  Even if it may appear that stakeholders in the fields of healthcare tend to look towards the future, rather than the past, to validate their actions, forms of historical thinking permeate this realm all the same. Continue reading