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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.
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"Eyler's account of Newsholme's life and work...offers considerable insight for historians of public health and medical care in the United States." Elizabeth Fee, IsisSee more reviews
"John Eyler's book contributes valuably to that expanding history. This is one of the best books I have read for a long while, meticulously researched and clearly the product of many years' labor. Eyler's rediscovery is well-timed." Virginia Berridge, Albion
"...this is an exemplary work okf mature scholarship. Eyler sets new standards...." Daniel M. Fox, American Historical Review
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- Date Published: August 2002
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521524582
- length: 444 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
- weight: 0.65kg
- contains: 46 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
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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