Sir Arthur Newsholme and State Medicine, 1885-1935 / Edition 1by John M. Eyler
Pub. Date: 08/15/2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The half century between 1885 and 1935 witnessed a significant improvement in the health of the British people and an unprecedented expansion of preventive and therapeutic services offered by the state through its local authorities. This book examines this time of change through the ideas and experiences of one prominent participant, Sir Arthur Newsholme, who rose to become a leading public health authority in Britain. Professor Eyler draws particular attention to Newsholme's role in constructing a highly successful local health program; his tenure at the Local Government Board in Whitehall where he launched some of its boldest programs including national health insurance; and his post-retirement studies of international health systems.
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I. The Medical Officer of Health and the Local Sanitary Authority: 1. The new M. O. H. and his town; 2. Fact, theory, and the epidemic milieu; 3. The urban environment and the M. O. H.'s authority; 4. The municipal hospital and the isolation of acute infectious diseases; 5. The epidemiology of infected food and the limits of sanitary jurisdiction; 6. Tuberculosis: public policy and epidemiology; Part II. Newsholme at the Local Government Board: 7. Poverty, fitness, and the poor law; 8. The Local Government Board and the nation's health policy; 9. Launching a national tuberculosis program; 10. The Great War and the public health enterprise; 11. Infant and maternal mortality, interdepartmental conflict, and Newsholme supplanted; Part III. The Old World and the New: Newsholme as Elder Statesman: 12. Newsholme's transatlantic retirement; 13. Assessments of a career.
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