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This book summarizes the development of medical and hospital services in Britain before the Second World War, providing an outline description and reviewing the contributions of other writers in this area. Combining thematic and chronological treatments, the author considers health and mortality trends, service provision and the issues in professional reform, and highlights areas of social need. The book will be invaluable to students and teachers seeking a summary of the subject and a guide to further reading.Read more
- Concise survey for students which combines thematic and chronological treatments
- Focuses on 'the sufferer's agenda' rather than on the concerns of high politics
- Offers comparative data from rural and provincial areas, for Scotland as well as for England
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'Overall I found this publication very enjoyable to read. Because it is packed full of interesting detail it would be of value to students of nursing at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.' Nursing TimesSee more reviews
' … a clear and useful survey of the present state of knowledge and understanding in this important field'. History
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- Date Published: June 1996
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521577847
- length: 110 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 7 mm
- weight: 0.15kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Medicine and its impact
3. Professionalisation and reform
4. Medical services 1860–1914
5. Rival systems or integrated services?
6. Health care finance, accountability and control
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