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This book was originally published in 1914, and revised following the death of its author and the changes in healthcare brought about by the Great War. This 1922 second edition forms part of a series of books on public health and hygiene designed to advise those working for the government and the medical profession. They now provide a fascinating insight into the workings of health policy prior to the introduction of a National Health Service. This book addresses the way in which infectious diseases were contained and treated, and defends the government's decision to spend a significant amount of money on isolation hospitals. Parsons and Low discuss the most advantageous designs and locations for these institutions, the containment of diseases such as small pox and tuberculosis, and the issues that arose around both the staffing of isolation hospitals and the changing provisions made for those patients affected by severe poverty.
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: February 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521175975
- length: 296 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.38kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Utility of isolation hospitals
3. Substitutes for hospital isolation
4. Areas to be served by an isolation hospital. Combined areas
5. Sites for isolation hospitals
6. Design of isolation hospitals
7. Details of hospital ward-blocks
8. Movable hospitals and hospitals of more or less perishable construction
9. Small-pox hospitals
10. Port sanitary hospitals
11. Removal of patients to hospital
12. Measures for the prevention of cross infection - 'bed isolation', open-air treatment
13. Discharge of patients from hospital
14. Staff required for an isolation hospital
15. Infectious disease and the Poor Law
16. Hospital system of the Metropolitan Asylums Board
17. Cost of isolation hospitals
18. Sanatoria for tuberculosis
19. Examples of isolation hospitals
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