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International Health Organisations and Movements, 1918-1939 : Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine - Paul Weindling

International Health Organisations and Movements, 1918-1939

Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine

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Published: 28th July 1995
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This is a collection of original studies on the new international health and welfare organisations between the First and the Second World Wars. The diversity of such organisations and their many-sided activities make this a rich and complex area of historical investigation which has direct relevance to current issues in international health. Multilateral organisations such as the League of Nations and a variety of types of non-governmental organisations are discussed. The role of scientific and professional factors, as well as the priorities of women's employment, eugenics and pronatalism are also considered. Together, the various chapters present a cohesive and integrated view of a hitherto neglected area of study. The book also complements comparative studies of welfare states by emphasising the importance of international interactions between expert groups in a broader political and social context.

' ... carefully edited ... immensely thought-provoking ... an excellent overview of the research undertaken in the field of international health organizations.' Historical Journal

Abbreviations
Foreword
Introduction
Custodians of the Sacred Fire?
Red Cross organisational politics 1918?1922
The League of Nations Health Organisation
Assistance and no mere relief
Wireless wars in the Eastern arena
Social medicine at the League of Nations Health Organisation and the International Labour Office
The Social Section and Advisory Committees on social questions of the League of Nations
Uncramping Child Life?
The International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation
The cycles of eradication
The Pasteur Institutes between the two World Wars
Internationalising nursing education during the inter-war period
Mental Hygiene as an international movement
Mobilising social knowledge for social welfare
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ISBN: 9780521450126
ISBN-10: 0521450128
Series: Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 28th July 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.69