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Contagious CommunitiesMedicine, Migration, and the NHS in Post War Britain

Contagious Communities: Medicine, Migration, and the NHS in Post War Britain

Roberta Bivins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198725282
eISBN:
9780191792625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725282.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

It was only a coincidence that the NHS and the Empire Windrush (carrying 492 migrants from Britain’s West Indian colonies) arrived together. As the ship’s passengers disembarked in June 1948, frantic ... More

The Epidemic StreetsInfectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine 1856–1900

The Epidemic Streets: Infectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine 1856–1900

Anne Hardy

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203773
eISBN:
9780191675966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203773.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book represents an advance in the historical study of death and disease in the 19th century. It draws on a wide range of public health records and provides a detailed epidemiological ... More

The Evolution of British General Practice, 1850–1948

The Evolution of British General Practice, 1850–1948

Anne Digby

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205135
eISBN:
9780191676512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205135.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is a major new study of the formative period in the development of modern general practice in the UK. Drawing upon an impressive range of hitherto unused archival material, the book analyses the ... More

General Practice under the National Health Service, 1948–1997The First Fifty Years

General Practice under the National Health Service, 1948–1997: The First Fifty Years

Irvine Loudon, John Horder, and Charles Webster (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206750
eISBN:
9780191677304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206750.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book provides a history of general practice under the National Health Service, from 1948 to the present. Between them, the chapters cover all the main aspects of general practice, including ... More

Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century
                        Scotland

Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

R. A. Houston

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207870
eISBN:
9780191677830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207870.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

How did people view mental health problems in the 18th century, and what do the attitudes of ordinary people towards those afflicted tell us about the values of ... More

Murders and MadnessMedicine, Law, and Society in the Fin de Siècle

Murders and Madness: Medicine, Law, and Society in the Fin de Siècle

Ruth Harris

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202592
eISBN:
9780191675430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202592.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book examines the French debate over crime and madness in the fin de siècle. The author argues that psychiatric theories of human behaviour and new sociological interpretations of crime combined ... More

Philanthropy and the Hospitals of LondonThe King's Fund, 1897-1990

Philanthropy and the Hospitals of London: The King's Fund, 1897-1990

F. K. Prochaska

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202660
eISBN:
9780191675478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202660.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

British hospitals and their administration have changed dramatically since the 19th century, when the provision of medical care depended very heavily upon ... More

The Problem of Mental DeficiencyEugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain,
                        c.1870-1959

The Problem of Mental Deficiency: Eugenics, Democracy, and Social Policy in Britain, c.1870-1959

Mathew Thomson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206927
eISBN:
9780191677380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206927.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is the first detailed assessment of the development and implementation of social policy to deal with the problem of the ‘mentally deficient’ in Britain ... More

Salmonella Infections, Networks of Knowledge, and Public Health in Britain, 1880-1975

Salmonella Infections, Networks of Knowledge, and Public Health in Britain, 1880-1975

Anne Hardy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198704973
eISBN:
9780191774058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704973.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Salmonella family of bacteria were considered the dominant source of the common affliction of food poisoning for most of the twentieth century. Food poisoning was identified as a public health ... More

Science at Oxford, 1914-1939Transforming an Arts University

Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Jack Morrell

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206576
eISBN:
9780191677229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Oxford University has not always possessed the high reputation in the sciences for which it is now renowned: it was not until the period between the last century's two world wars that science was ... More

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