|"Curing and Crippling": Biomedical and Alternative Healing in Post-Soviet Russia
||From its inception after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, the centrally controlled Soviet medical system attempted to monopolize medical practice-stigmatizing and punishing alternative practitioners who worked outside the state system. Nonetheless, alt...
|The Deprofessionalization of Soviet Physicians: A Reconsideration
||Traditional explanations for the relatively low status of the Soviet medical profession credit the Bolshevik government in the 1920s with deprofessionalizing or "leveling" a once autonomous and powerful occupational group. This article presents new d...
|Diagnosing Literary Genius: A Cultural History of Psychiatry in Russia, 1880-1930, and: Posmertnaia diagnostika genialnosti: Eduard Bagritskii, Andrei Belyi, Vladimir Maiakovskii v kollektsii Instituta mozga: Materialy iz arkhiva G. I. Poliakova
||Specialists in the new sciences of the mind focused much of their attention in the late 19th and early 20th centuries on classifying mental abnormalities. This was an international endeavor, everywhere tinged by politics and culture, and, as a growin...
|Peasant Survival Strategies in Late Imperial Russia: The Social Uses of the Mental Hospital
||This paper examines the social functions of the asylum in late imperial Russia based upon analysis of asylum annual reports and related documents. Seasonal variations in patient admissions and discharges suggest that the use of asylums fluctuated acc...
|Revolution and Psychosis: The Mixing of Science and Politics in Russian Psychiatric Medicine, 1905-13
||Russia's psychiatrists, like members of many other occupational groups, were drawn into politics in the early years of the twentieth century. Although relatively small in size, the psychiatric profession was especially vocal during that era. In a num...
|Russian Medical Care in the 1990s: A User's Perspective
||This article examines medical utilization patterns and attitudes toward the medical care system among the citizens of Russia's second largest city, St. Petersburg. It focuses upon the extent to which both attitudes towards and usage of medical care i...
|Social inequality and strategies for getting medical care in post-Soviet Russia
||This article examines the relationship between social status and medical help-seeking strategies in St. Petersburg, Russia. Analysis of in-depth interviews with a cross-section of the population revealed that access to and use of medical care varied ...
|A Sociohistorical Perspective on Deinstitutionalization: The Case of Late Imperial Russia
||An astute observer of the Russian scene commented at the turn of the century that the response of a society, and in particular its ruling class, to the mentally disturbed is an excellent indicator of its level of development (Iakobii, 1900:119). The ...
|Unequal Soviet Childhoods and Post-Soviet Health Inequalities
||This paper analyzes contributions of the Soviet system to Post-Soviet health inequalities. Utilizing survey and interview data collected in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1992 - 2008, and focusing on the post-War generation, we analyze SES differences in ea...