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Biological Measures of Economic History

Richard H. Steckel
2013 Annual Review of Economics  
Biological measures have the advantage of comparability across time and culture; life expectancy, for example, means about the same today as in ancient Egypt, but the same cannot be said for the purchasing  ...  This review discusses the methodology and some findings underlying four types of biological measures used by economic historians: mortality rates, stature, body mass index, and skeletal remains.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The author prepared this manuscript while on sabbatical at the Economics Department of Northwestern University.  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev-economics-080511-110912 fatcat:ohdyx2sfx5dztdis7sg6utn2lq

Old Age and Radical History

Amanda Ciafone, Devin McGeehan Muchmore
2021 Radical History Review  
Together, contributors model a radical history of old age that centers power, historical struggle, and linked lives.  ...  The contributions in this issue demonstrate the power of this approach, exploring histories of later life in the context of slave societies, retirement, social movements, and gendered embodiment.  ...  In the issue's roundtable discussion, the public health historian Kavita Sivaramakrishnan explains how new geroscience research prioritizes the links between aging and chronic disease while overlooking  ... 
doi:10.1215/01636545-8822566 fatcat:e7tni3fngbevtfwaipjrboycqi

Family History and the Global Politics of DNA

Sarah Abel, Krystal S. Tsosie
2019 International Public History  
However, the language of empowerment and openness employed by DNA ancestry-testing companies in their publicity materials masks the important commercial and private interests at stake.  ...  Drawing particularly on the experiences of Native and Indigenous American communities, this article highlights some of the contradictions and dilemmas engendered by the industry, and questions to what  ...  Customers are therefore encouraged to opt in to relative matching features, upload their family tree, and fill in questionnaires about their health and physical traits to improve the power and accuracy  ... 
doi:10.1515/iph-2019-0015 fatcat:tr2kqcu3ynd63gg7ezqqhsik4m

Digital Literacy Skills for Family History Research

Jaci Wilkinson, Natalie Bond
2021 Evidence Based Library and Information Practice  
Results – Course assessment and class activities exposed the need for a set of digital skills that go beyond a literacy framework to assist family history researchers.  ...  The Introductory Digital Skills and Practices in Genealogy tool is meant to inspire and assist other library professionals who want to teach family history research, serving as a reminder to centre teaching  ...  For adult learners, participating in a creative and challenging hobby like family history research is enjoyable, deepens a sense of familial belonging, and has the potential to improve overall health and  ... 
doi:10.18438/eblip29873 fatcat:yr43huui35ca7apcsuudbbxmtq

Family history and the natural history of colorectal cancer: systematic review

Nora B. Henrikson, Elizabeth M. Webber, Katrina A. Goddard, Aaron Scrol, Margaret Piper, Marc S. Williams, Doris T. Zallen, Ned Calonge, Theodore G. Ganiats, A. Cecile J.W. Janssens, Ann Zauber, Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar (+2 others)
2015 Genetics in Medicine  
Conclusion: Stratification based on polygenic and/or multifactorial risk assessment may mature to the point of displacing family historybased approaches, but for the foreseeable future, family history  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This study was supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant 5U18GD000076-02. DISCLOSURE The authors declare no conflict of interest. REfERENCES  ...  for further public health impact.  ... 
doi:10.1038/gim.2014.188 pmid:25590981 pmcid:PMC4955831 fatcat:j3c3aggq4fecpl6stkxe64foza

Throwaway History

Michael Heller, Aidan Kelly
2014 Journal of Macromarketing  
We also evaluate the role of sponsors of the museum and the importance of history to companies generally.  ...  We then analyze the collections of the Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising and consider what the study of low involvement brands can tell us about British society and culture.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Robert Opie of the Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising for giving so generously of his time and agreeing to be interviewed.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0276146714555134 fatcat:pgcgqmv2w5dn7kscewtvo3azeu

Time to rethink the capture and use of family history in primary care

Paul A Nathan, Owen Johnson, Susan Clamp, Jeremy C Wyatt
2016 British Journal of General Practice  
Acknowledgements This work would not have been possible without the assistance and support of Professor Rick Jones at the University of Leeds, who unfortunately passed away in the summer of 2014.  ...  is different from, but should be linked to, public health screening.  ...  OPPORTUNITIES FOR AND BARRIERS TO IMPROVING THE CAPTURE OF FAMILY HISTORY DATA It can take 15 to 30 minutes for practitioners to collect family history, and completeness depends on the individual's recall  ... 
doi:10.3399/bjgp16x688273 pmid:27884911 pmcid:PMC5198652 fatcat:3kcon7anqvh2vgbmvbj4iuxguq

Page 256 of Narragansett Historical Register, a Magazine Devoted to the Antiquities, Genealogy and Historical Matter Illustrating the History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Vol. 3, Issue 3 [page]

1885 Narragansett Historical Register, a Magazine Devoted to the Antiquities, Genealogy and Historical Matter Illustrating the History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  
Surely mankind is full of strange whims and ideas. THE GREENE GENEALOGY.—Gen. George Sears Greene has spent many years in collecting and arranging a history of his family with a view of publishing.  ...  THe ARNOLD FamiLy.—We take pleasure in announcing to the public that this family has at length its historian, and that collections are now being made with view of publication.  ... 

Genealogy: The Tree Where History Meets Genetics

Cláudia Gomes, Sara Palomo-Díez, Ana María López-Parra, Eduardo Arroyo-Pardo
2021 Genealogy  
In the present work, the concepts of "family" and "kinship" are discussed, explaining the relevance of genetic analysis, such as nuclear and lineage markers, and their contribution to genealogical research  ...  Although biological relationships are a universal reality for all human beings, the concepts of "family" and "family bond" depend on both the geographic region and the historical moment to which they refer  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/genealogy5040098 fatcat:6qrfxefj5na57ktiqs2n7i5hgq

Histories of medical geography

C B Valencius
2000 Medical history. Supplement  
Over the course of the twentieth century, historians of medicine and geographers have each created their own histories of the relations between health and environment.'  ...  The founders of the modern discipline of the history of medicine in Europe and the United States imbued the young field with a profound sense of the importance of geographic understanding.  ...  The history told or implied in such works emphasizes the links between historical practice and current concerns, between older investigations and those of the present day.  ... 
pmid:11769935 pmcid:PMC2530998 fatcat:2iyd47kxfzeh3gahazrib5bpuq

The South West Aboriginal Studies Project

Lois Tilbrook
2011 Aboriginal History Journal  
The genealogies traced relationships back in time further than many people realised and new links between families were discovered.  ...  Secondly, fifteen Aborigines were employed to collect genealogies and oral family history.6 All of these people had family ties in the south west and were interested in collecting and recording their own  ... 
doi:10.22459/ah.04.2011.11 fatcat:2b5pehygbzhr5il2ykwojzhoja

The Way Ahead: Future Challenges for Genealogy

2018 Journal of Genealogy and Family History  
An overview will be given of the process of linking all of the data gathered into one large collection of linked family trees, an effort complicated by the multiple spellings of East European names and  ...  Penny completed the postgraduate certificate in genealogy from Strathclyde University, and is the editor of the journal of the Bristol & Avon Family History Society.  ... 
doi:10.24240/23992964.2018.1234517 fatcat:ukpxg34gvnbupjlxea4laozcce

Do people really know what makes a family history of cancer?

Jennifer N. W. Lim, Jenny Hewison
2012 Health Expectations  
Public understanding of the value of family medical history in cancer prevention and management is important if informed clinical decisions and appropriate health care are to be delivered.  ...  This study is the first to investigate people's understanding of 'family medical history' and the concept of 'family' in the context of inherited cancer.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors wished to acknowledge Barbara Potrata and Pauline Martin for their comments on the questionnaire.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1369-7625.2012.00808.x pmid:22889133 pmcid:PMC5060931 fatcat:l4lvqetzobb4vgzwz6slfns5ia

An annotated history of kuru

Shirley Lindenbaum
2015 Medicine Anthropology Theory  
Her interests include theories of disease causation, myth history, and collecting wild mushrooms.  ...  Her publications include Kuru Sorcery (updated and expanded, 2013); Knowledge, Power, and Practice (co-edited with Margaret Lock, 1993); and The Time of AIDS (co-edited with Gilbert Herdt, 1992).  ...  Like Gervase of Tilbury, the thirteenth-century writer who dedicated his catalogue of marvels to Emperor Otto IV, Gajdusek's collections reveal the 'tight links between wonder, pleasure and the insatiable  ... 
doi:10.17157/mat.2.1.217 fatcat:djh4ax5bubdcha3iuokozkfatq

Population-Based Family History–Specific Risks for Colorectal Cancer: A Constellation Approach

David P. Taylor, Randall W. Burt, Marc S. Williams, Peter J. Haug, Lisa A. Cannon–Albright
2010 Gastroenterology  
METH-ODS: A population-based resource that includes a computerized genealogy linked to statewide cancer records was used to identify genetic relationships among CRC cases and their first-, second-, and  ...  FRRs were estimated by comparing the observed number of affected persons with a particular family history constellation to the expected number, based on cohort-specific CRC rates.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank Steve Backus for database and software support and Jim Farnham and Kristina Allen-Brady for statistical analysis assistance.  ... 
doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2009.11.044 pmid:19932107 pmcid:PMC2831153 fatcat:fxnte5smt5esph2zoqfpwh3osi
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