Health, Civilization and the State: A History of Public Health from Ancient to Modern Times

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Routledge, Aug 10, 2005 - History - 384 pages
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This book examines the social, economic and political issues of public health provision in historical perspective. It outlines the development of public health in Britain, Continental Europe and the United States from the ancient world through to the modern state. It includes discussion of:

* pestilence, public order and morality in pre-modern times
* the Enlightenment and its effects
* centralization in Victorian Britain
* localization of health care in the United States
* population issues and family welfare
* the rise of the classic welfare state
* attitudes towards public health into the twenty-first century.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1 Population health and premodern states
9
Part 2 The right to health and the modern state
61
Part 3 The obligations of health in the twentieth century
163
Part 4 Preparing for the twenty first century
279
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Dorothy Porter

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