Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930

Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930

by Peter Baldwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521642884

ISBN-13: 9780521642880

Pub. Date: 04/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explains the historical reasons for the divergence in public health policies adopted in Britain, France, Germany and Sweden, and the spectrum of responses to the threat of contagious diseases such as cholera, smallpox and syphilis. In particular the book examines the link between politics and prevention, and uses medical history to illuminate broader

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Overview

This book explains the historical reasons for the divergence in public health policies adopted in Britain, France, Germany and Sweden, and the spectrum of responses to the threat of contagious diseases such as cholera, smallpox and syphilis. In particular the book examines the link between politics and prevention, and uses medical history to illuminate broader questions of the development of statutory intervention and the comparative and divergent evolution of the modern state in Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521642880
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile:
1850L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Preventive variations; 2. Enter cholera; 3. Cholera comes of age; 4. Smallpox faces the lancet; 5. Syphilis between prostitution and promiscuity; 6. The politics of prevention; Bibliography.

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