Bernice L Hausman
Professor and Chair, Penn State College of Medicine, Pennsylvania

Bernice L Hausman is professor and chair of the Department of Humanities at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She is the author of Anti/Vax (2019), Viral Mothers (2010), Mother’s Milk (2003) and Changing Sex (1995).

Written by Bernice L Hausman

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Essay/
Medicine
The medicalised life

Why do so many see vaccines and other medical interventions as tools of social control rather than boons to health?

Bernice L Hausman