- A dangerous curve: the role of history in America's scoliosis screening programsBeth Linker
Department of the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
Am J Public Health 102:606-16. 2012..g., polio and tuberculosis), the health fears associated with spinal curvature never fully dissipated. Scoliosis is still seen as a "dangerous curve," although the exact nature of the health risk remains unclear...
- Shooting disabled soldiers: medicine and photography in World War I AmericaBeth Linker
Department of the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 365 Cohen Hall, 249 S 36th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6304, USA
J Hist Med Allied Sci 66:313-46. 2011..In doing so, they (like other Progressive reformers at the time) hoped to persuade the public that rehabilitation had the power to make the wounds of war disappear...