University of Rochester

Rochester Review
November–December 2012
Vol. 75, No. 2

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HISTORY OF MEDICINE Healthy—and Humorous—Debate
cartoons (Photo: Adam Fenster)

PAGE TURNER: Featuring more than 200 examples of editorial cartoons, a new history offers an entertaining review of 100 years of often rancorous wrangling over health care reform. “Unlike the pain involved in our political struggle, cartoons deliver their uncomfortable truths with such irreverent wit and visual imagination that you can’t help but chuckle,” says Theodore Brown, a historian of medicine, public health, and health policy at Rochester. He is one of four authors of The Quest for Health Care Reform: A Satirical History, published in October by the American Public Health Association.