“Try squirting milk on that.” I stopped keeping track of how many times someone recommended healing my newborn’s ailments with a direct application of breast milk. From the time my husband cut a nail too short to a slightly more serious case of pink eye, my friends and family had come to regard breast milk… Read more →
Theresa Ventura is assistant professor of history at Concordia University, Montréal. Her book manuscript , Empire Reformed: The United States, the Philippines, and the Practices of Development, 1898-1946, places contests over natural resource management, tropical agriculture, and medicine at the center of American overseas state building and power. Her research is currently supported by a multi-year grant from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec.