1964: The Year in Smoking—Race, Cigarettes, and Capitalism

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from contributing editor Sarah Brady Siff, a visiting assistant professor at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, in affiliation with the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC). The superb historian of medicine Keith Wailoo has just written Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of theContinue reading “1964: The Year in Smoking—Race, Cigarettes, and Capitalism”

The Misappropriation of Native/Indigenous Imagery in Pharmaceutical Advertising

Editor’s Note: From the Collections highlights articles, artifacts, images, and other items of interest from publications and historical collections of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP). Points Managing Editor and AIHP Head Archivist Greg Bond writes about a recent AIHP online historical exhibit. At the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, British multinational pharmaceuticalContinue reading “The Misappropriation of Native/Indigenous Imagery in Pharmaceutical Advertising”

The Drip Feed

Alcohol marketing is big business, but what is it for?  If the drinks industry is to be believed, advertising doesn’t make people drink more: it just encourages them to choose one brand over another.  If health campaigners are to be believed, alcohol marketing causes people to both start drinking earlier, to drink more frequently andContinue reading “The Drip Feed”

The Points Interview: David Herzberg

Editors’ Note: We’re delighted to bring Points readers another installment (number sixteen) in the “Points Interview” series.  Today, we’re getting happy with David Herzberg, author of Happy Pills in America: From Miltown to Prozac (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).  David Herzberg has been a Contributing Editor here at Points, and is also an AssociateContinue reading “The Points Interview: David Herzberg”

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