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Health, Civilization and the State: A History of Public Health from Ancient to Modern Times / Edition 1
     

Health, Civilization and the State: A History of Public Health from Ancient to Modern Times / Edition 1

by Dorothy Porter
 

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ISBN-10: 0415200369

ISBN-13: 9780415200363

Pub. Date: 01/06/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book examines the social, economic and political issues of public health provision in historical perspective. It outlines the development of public health in Britain, Continental Europe and the United States from the ancient world through to the modern state. It includes discussion of:

* pestilence, public order and morality in pre-modern times
* the

Overview

This book examines the social, economic and political issues of public health provision in historical perspective. It outlines the development of public health in Britain, Continental Europe and the United States from the ancient world through to the modern state. It includes discussion of:

* pestilence, public order and morality in pre-modern times
* the Enlightenment and its effects
* centralization in Victorian Britain
* localization of health care in the United States
* population issues and family welfare
* the rise of the classic welfare state
* attitudes towards public health into the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415200363
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/06/1999
Series:
Wellcome Institute Series in the History of Medicine Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
388
Sales rank:
350,409
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.80(d)

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