Beyond the Medicines/Drugs Dichotomy: Historical Perspectives on Good and Evil in Pharmacy

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Call for Papers
September 20, 2019
South Africa
Subject Fields: 
Health and Health Care, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Public Health, Public Policy

Drug policies and ways of thinking and talking about substances and treatment approaches are changing fast, both at national and international levels.  These changes reflect a growing acknowledgement of core contradictions within legislative regimes, crafted respectively for 'drugs' and 'medicines' as morall distinctive entities, from the nineteenth-century onwards.  The organisers of this event arge that precise historical understandings of how this dichotomy emerged and has worked in practice, in multiple and very different contexts, are necessary in order to map possible alternatives and futures.  This event at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, from 5-7 December 2019, aims to draw together those focussing on these issues in their research.  See the website for a full description and CfP.

Contact Info: 

Caroline Marley
Research Administrator
Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare
University of Strathclyde
Tel: +44 141 444 8421