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In the children's book "Anne of Green Gables," nosy neighbor Rachel Lynde had been confined to her house with an "attack of grippe."
In "Wuthering Heights," Catherine Earnshaw Linton develops "brain fever" and dies. Classic literature is loaded with archaic diseases. Here's a list of some old-fashioned ailments and their modern equivalents with some help from Arlene Shaner, the reference librarian for historical collections at The New York Academy of Medicine. See if you can match them up.
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The 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown
Featured Speaker: John E. McDonough, DPH, MPA, Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership
Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health
December 9, 2013 - On December 2, 2013 NYAM welcomed Dr. John E. McDonough, one of the leading experts on health care reform in the United States, to deliver the 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture at NYAM on “The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown.”
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This report identifies opportunities that build on both the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) and New York’s ongoing efforts toward improving the health of its 19 million residents.
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