We are looking for an additional member to form a panel on twentieth-century regulation/consumer safety, especially in a medical context (US or non-US), for the 2022 BHC. We are especially interested in work that explores interactions between state and private interests in the form of regulation or public-private partnership.
Currently, one presenter (a doctoral student at the University of Maryland) will present a paper on medical device regulation in the late twentieth century US – highlighting the agency of regulators and the impact of industry dynamics on regulatory action. The other panel member (a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University) will present on the history of domestic accidents, including midcentury efforts to “sell” safety to American corporations and households.
If you are interested in joining this panel, please contact me (Brice Bowrey) at firstname.lastname@example.org.