David McLean provides a detailed study of the efforts of local and national government to combat cholera in nineteenth-century Britain. Based on a unique cache of documents, McLean's account exposes the struggles between local and national governments as they grappled with the enormity of the problem and the conflict between policies of laissez-faire and state intervention.
|Publisher:||I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited|
|Series:||International Library of Historical Studies Series , #33|
|Product dimensions:||5.56(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.99(d)|
About the Author
David McLean is Professor of History at King's College London.
Table of Contents
• Disease, politics and poverty in nineteenth century Britain
• The boroughs and Unions of South Devon
• Naval towns and naval medicine
• The advent of cholera
• The local Boards of Health
• Experiment at Noss
• The epidemic and the Royal Naval Hospital
• Litigation, the Press and the Navy
• Reaching the people: controlling the doctors