Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Guelph
I am Canadian historian specializing in the history of gender and health. I have published on the history of illegal drug use, the history of public health, water fluoridation, doping in sport, the health food movement, and oral health and social inequality.
When I had lymphoma 12 years ago, I needed to take the drug filgrastim (Neupogen) to get my white blood cell count high enough that I could take my next chemotherapy treatment on time. Before prescribing it, my oncologist...