International Health Organisations and Movements, 1918-1939

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $100.55
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 28%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $100.55   
  • New (4) from $130.56   
  • Used (3) from $100.55   


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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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
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 (
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)