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Socialist Utopia in Practice: Everyday Life and Medical Authority in a Hungarian Polio Hospital

Overview of attention for article published in Social History of Medicine, September 2017
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Title
Socialist Utopia in Practice: Everyday Life and Medical Authority in a Hungarian Polio Hospital
Published in
Social History of Medicine, September 2017
DOI 10.1093/shm/hkx064
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Authors

Dora Vargha

Abstract

Based on oral history interviews, medical literature, hospital newsletters, memoirs and news media, this article explores the ways in which ideals of socialism interacted with medical practice in polio care in 1950s Hungary. Through the everyday life of polio hospitals, it argues that the specific care that polio demanded from hospital staff, parents and children, resonated with state socialist political discourses of gender equality and the breakdown of class barriers and conventional hierarchies in medicine. Providing opportunities, as much as failing to fulfil expectations of patients, parents and medical staff, polio care simultaneously created socialist utopias and demonstrated the limits of political ideals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 6 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 50%
Other 1 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 17%
Student > Master 1 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 2 33%
Social Sciences 2 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 June 2018.
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#1,352,847
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Outputs from Social History of Medicine
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