Amalia's Tale and Unequal Access to Health Care

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Director: David Kertzer
Research Theme: Persistent Disparities in Health and Human Capital

Kertzer’s recent book Amalia’s Tale, which documents the experience of an 19th-century Italian peasant who contracts syphilis while serving as a wet nurse, comes from a very different setting and methodological tradition, but its themes of unequal access to health care and the response of the legal system clearly resonate with the theme of persistent disparities in health and human capital.