Higgins: But I think what you were like during the show, “I don’t know. Maybe the audience can be a little more accurate about that.”
Hamblin: And then especially about the uniform, which I was not ready to talk about. You get me hooked on a lot of interesting questions, but that’s why I enjoy chatting with you, Mawe. This is a fun role. And we had someone write about it.
Higgins: Yes, that’s right. Would you like to call her now so she can tell us about the surgeon once and for all? His name is Dr. Ruth is Fairbanks. He is literally a college professor. He is a senior instructor at Indiana State University. And I don’t know how – Tere Haute?
Hamblin: State of Indiana, isn’t it? Yes, Terry Haute. Oh, Terry Haute. As we said in Indiana, growing up. I think there are other ways to pronounce it, if you’re not from Indiana.
Higgins: So Dr. Fairbax teaches history and gender studies, and one of her classes is on the history of American health policy.
Hamblin: Oh, great then she can tell us about the uniform.
Ruth Fairbux: Hi Jim. Hi, Maeve. Nice to meet you
Higgins: Hi, nice to meet you.
Fairbacks: I have heard Social distance Because it started, and I remember listening too Mave in America.
Hamblin: Aha A long time Maoist fan.
Higgins: That’s very good. Thank you very much. And we’re really happy with your email, because my big question was, what’s going on in her dress?
Fairbacks: Well, one of the classes I teach is a class in the history of American health policy. And one of the things we’ve covered in my curriculum is a little bit about public health, as well as how we finance health care in this country. And we start in the colonial period. And so my students covered the establishment of the Marine Hospital service, which began in 1 8. And that’s the core of public health care in the United States. It grew out of the Marine Hospital service, where the established Grace was established and John Adams signed into law that the U.S. government would pay for the direct care of merchant ships.
Higgins: Is it because no one did it? Or was it from the goodness of their heart?
Fairbacks: Seamen is a very interesting case. And it wasn’t just the United States. There has been a long-standing tradition of providing some care for semen in Great Britain. And that’s because it’s a profession that at one time or another people were exposed to bad weather that could lead to serious health problems, and falling and eating badly. As well as the risk of disease and poor living conditions. It was a very insecure population which was a very important population because anything related to the coast was really necessary for Great Britain because they have this huge empire.