Burdens of War: Creating the United States Veterans Health System

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Venue:Books & Books | 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables


The Green School at Books & Books Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Burdens of War: Creating the United States Veterans Health System
Book Presentation by Jessica L. Adler

Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 4 PM | Books & Books | 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

In the World War I era, veterans fought for a unique right: access to government-sponsored health care. In the process, they helped build a pillar of American social policy. Join author Jessica L. Adler for a discussion about the origins of the United States’ largest integrated health care system.

See what scholars are saying about Burdens of War:

“A masterful book, both deeply researched and artfully written, on the origins of the medical and social service systems for veterans. This is policy history and medical history at its best.” - Edward D. Berkowitz, George Washington University.

"Adler rightly places World War I veterans at the center of her narrative… through evocative prose and razor-sharp analysis, Burdens of War details this generation’s determination to fight for the right to government-funded health care. We still live in the shadows of World War I, heirs to the veterans’ health care system that this generation forged.” - Jennifer D. Keene, Chapman University.

Jessica L. Adler is an assistant professor in the Department of History as well as the Department of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University. Her research and teaching focus on the history of U.S. health policy, war and society and American political development.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please call 305-348-7266.

Co-sponsored by: Department of History