The half century between 1885 and 1935 witnessed a significant improvement in the health of the British people and an unprecedented expansion of state-provided preventive and therapeutic services. The 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. Eyler draws particular attention to Newsholme's role in constructing a highly successful local health program; his tenure as the Medical Officer of the Local Government Board in Whitehall, where he launched some of its boldest programs including national health insurance; his post-retirement studies of international health systems; and his statistical and epidemiological studies and their connection to his policy recommendations.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine|
|Edition description:||First Paperback Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)|
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.