International Health Organisations and Movements, 1918-1939

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This is a collection of original studies on the international health and welfare organizations between the First and the Second World Wars. The diversity of such organizations and their many-sided activities make this a rich and complex area of historical investigation that has direct relevance to current issues in international health. Multilateral organizations such as the League of Nations and a variety of types of non-governmental organizations are discussed. The role of scientific and professional factors, as well as the priorities of women's employment, eugenics and pronatalism are also considered.
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"This book represents an innovation in the history of medicine....The importance of a first collection of this kind is that it sets up the field for those who follow after....the essays themselves are packed with names all documented....As collections go, this one is unusually homogenous, clearly the result of active and thoughful editing....The literature on this new field is just beginning to build up, and this is a book that all scholars working in it are going to need." PAuline M. H. Mazumadar, International History Review
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A collection of original studies on international health and welfare organizations between the First and Second World Wars, describing the diversity of such organizations and their activities. Discusses multilateral organizations such as the League of Nations and various NGOs, the role of scientific and professional factors, and the priorities of women's employment, eugenics, and pronatalism. The material complements comparative studies of welfare states. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Abbreviations; Foreword; 1. Introduction Paul Weindling; 2. 'Custodians of the Sacred Fire' John F. Hutchinson; 3. Red Cross organisational politics 1918–1922 Bridget Towers; 4. The League of Nations Health Organisation Martin David Dubin; 5. Assistance and no mere relief Marta Aleksandra Balinska; 6. Wireless wars in the Eastern arena Lenore Manderson; 7. Social medicine at the League of Nations Health Organisation and the International Labour Office Paul Weindling; 8. The Social Section and Advisory Committees on social questions of the League of Nations Carol Miller; 9 'Uncramping Child Life' Patricia T. Rooke and Rudy L. Schnell; 10. The International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation John Farley; 11. The cycles of eradication Marcos Cueto; 12. The Pasteur Institutes between the two World Wars Anne-Marie Moulin; 13. Internationalising nursing education during the inter-war period Anne Marie Rafferty; 14. Mental Hygiene as an international movement Matthew Thomson; 15. Mobilising social knowledge for social welfare Martin Bulmer.
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