Immigration, Migration, and Health Care in the United States

James J. Latham

February 24, 2021 The Nationwide Library of Drugs (NLM) announces Exterior/Inside: Immigration, Migration, and Health Care in the United States, a new on-line exhibition. Visitor curated by historian and educator Beatrix Hoffman, PhD, Northern Illinois University, Exterior/Inside primarily functions objects from the NLM historic collections and explores the historical past […]

February 24, 2021

The Nationwide Library of Drugs (NLM) announces Exterior/Inside: Immigration, Migration, and Health Care in the United States, a new on-line exhibition.

Visitor curated by historian and educator Beatrix Hoffman, PhD, Northern Illinois University, Exterior/Inside primarily functions objects from the NLM historic collections and explores the historical past of strategies about immigrant wellbeing and immigrants’ and migrants’ encounters with U.S. wellbeing treatment given that the late 1800s. Health treatment and drugs have performed a job in inclusion and exclusion, in “assimilation” and discrimination, in dividing communities and strengthening them. The historical past portrayed in this exhibition reminds us that we all share a want to protect our wellbeing and perfectly-currently being.

The on-line exhibition contains an education and learning ingredient that includes a K-12 lesson program and a university module made by the guest curator. The electronic gallery showcases a image album from the nineteen thirties established by and depicting checking out nurses from the Henry Road Settlement social assistance agency, at perform caring for an immigrant neighborhood in the Bronx. This assortment of photos is also offered in its entirety in NLM Digital Collections.

The Henry Road Viewing Nurse Services brought efficient wellbeing treatment to immigrants in their homes and their communities

Greenwich Mothers’ Club of the Henry Road Settlement, Decreased East Aspect, New York City, ca. 1932

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Health Aide Dorthy Press visits a migrant family in migrant workers’ camp outside Nassawadox, Virginia, photograph by Janet Ochs for Public Health Service World, 1966

Health Aide Dorthy Push visits a migrant spouse and children in migrant workers’ camp outside the house Nassawadox, Virginia, photograph by Janet Ochs for Community Health Services Globe, 1966

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Migrant workers and their families, who live on the move, face many obstacles to obtaining care. In 1985, nurses and physicians dedicated to improving health care for migrant farmers formed the grassroots-based Migrant Clinicians Network.

Migrant personnel and their families, who live on the go, face a lot of hurdles to acquiring treatment. In 1985, nurses and physicians dedicated to improving upon wellbeing treatment for migrant farmers fashioned the grassroots-dependent Migrant Clinicians Network.

Partners for Health: Compañeros En La Salud!, Migrant Clinicians Network, Austin, Texas, late twentieth century

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The Union Health Center was opened in 1913 by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union to serve its mostly Jewish and Italian immigrant membership. Like Henry Street, the UHC believed that workers’ rights included a right to medical care and safe working conditions. It is still in operation today

The Union Health Middle was opened in 1913 by the Worldwide Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union to provide its mostly Jewish and Italian immigrant membership. Like Henry Road, the UHC considered that workers’ legal rights included a appropriate to medical treatment and protected working disorders. It is continue to in operation now

Triennial Report: 1947–1949, Union Health Middle, New York, ca. 1950

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