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Research seminar with Nick Rasmussen

November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We will be discussing:

Rasmussen, Nicolas, “Group Weight Loss and Multiple Screening: A Tale of Two Heart Disease Programs and the Problems of Postwar American Public Health.”


In the immediate postwar period, in a context of ambitious health system reform, heart disease was recognised as the most important public health threat in the United States and obesity its chief tractable driver.  The genesis and fate of two major heart disease control programs to emerge from this period offers insight into the reversal of fortunes suffered by public health in the Eisenhower era and, ultimately, the relative ill health of the nation ever since.

Participants are expected to read this article in advance. If you are planning to participate, write to Sunguk Jung (jung.sunguk@mail.utoronto.ca) for a copy of the article. Join us for this exciting event!

Lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.


November 8, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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IHPST Common Room
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