Public Health, Racial Tensions, and Body Politic: Mass Ringworm Irradiation in Israel, 1949–1960: Academic Article uri icon


  • In this essay, we analyze the case study of mass ringworm irradiation conducted in Israel during its first years of existence and its consequences. We analyzed the case study of ringworm irradiation in the framework of racial construction of illness and its treatment, showing the elasticity of race and ethnicity as medical and social categories.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008