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Historian Compares and Contrasts 1918 Killer Flu to Coronavirus Pandemic

Historian Compares and Contrasts 1918 Killer Flu to Coronavirus Pandemic

Researcher Janet Golden explains that there are similarities and differences of the 1918 “killer flu” and the current one, as well as lessons to be learned from that historic pandemic.

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Baby Steps: Researcher’s New Book Examines Role of Infants in Modernizing American Society

Baby Steps: Researcher’s New Book Examines Role of Infants in Modernizing American Society

By Tom McLaughlin The 20th century saw revolutions in scientific medicine, consumer culture, and social welfare, and in the understanding of human development and potential, explains Janet Golden. And while many intellectual thinkers, scientists, and industrial innovators helped to lead America into this new age, says the professor of history at Rutgers University–Camden, credit also […]

Journal Publishes Article by Rutgers-Camden Medical Historian

Journal Publishes Article by Rutgers-Camden Medical Historian

In her article “‘Modern Medical Science and the Divine Providence of God’: Rethinking the Place of Religion in Postwar U.S. Medical History,” Rutgers-Camden medical historian Janet Golden discusses how many parents who experienced the death of children during the postwar period relied heavily on religion to help make sense of the tragedies medicine could not […]

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Rutgers-Camden Medical Historian Consults on Digital Smallpox Game

Rutgers-Camden Medical Historian Consults on Digital Smallpox Game

Janet Golden, a professor of history at Rutgers-Camden who specializes in the history of medicine, is serving as one of the historical consultants to Pox and the City, a digital role-playing game. The game lets players learn about the conquest of smallpox, once known as the “speckled monster.” It was developed with funding from the […]

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Teaching About Race and Health

Teaching About Race and Health

Janet Golden, a professor in the Department of History at Rutgers-Camden and a medical historian, is contributing to Philly.com’s ongoing series on race and health. The series explores the interconnections between the two in the City of Philadelphia. In her article “Teaching About Race and Health,” Golden writes, “Economic disparities and racism are the foundation […]

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