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Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1800-1930 : A Source Book - Deborah Brunton

Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1800-1930

A Source Book

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Published: 31st May 2004
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"Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1800-1930" provides readers with unrivaled access to a comprehensive range of sources on major themes in nineteenth and early twentieth-century medicine. The book covers issues such as the changing role of the hospital, disease, colonial and imperial medicine, women, war, the emergence of modern surgery, welfare and the state, and the growth of asylum. Extracts from contemporary writings vividly illustrate key aspects of medical thought and practice, while a selection of classic historical research and up-to-date work in the field gives a sense of our understanding of medical history. Introductions make the sources accessible to the student as well as the interested general reader.

Introduction
The localisation of disease
The changing role of the hospital
The emergence of modern surgery
The laboratory revolution
Women in Medicine
Disease in populations
Colonial and Imperial medicine, 1800-1930
Welfare and the state
The growth of the asylum
War and medicine
Access to health
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ISBN: 9780719067396
ISBN-10: 0719067391
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 31st May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.7  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.5