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Sir Arthur Newsholme and State Medicine, 1885-1935 : Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine - John M. Eyler

Sir Arthur Newsholme and State Medicine, 1885-1935

Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine

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Published: 17th May 2016
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The half century between 1885 and 1935 witnessed a significant improvement in the health of the British people and an unprecedented expansion of state-provided preventive and therapeutic services. The book examines this time of change through the ideas and experiences of one prominent participant, Sir Arthur Newsholme, who rose to become a leading public health authority in Britain. Eyler draws particular attention to Newsholme's role in constructing a highly successful local health program; his tenure as the Medical Officer of the Local Government Board in Whitehall, where he launched some of its boldest programs including national health insurance; his post-retirement studies of international health systems; and his statistical and epidemiological studies and their connection to his policy recommendations.

'John Eyler's fine study of Sir Arthur Newsholme's long career in both local and central sanitary administration provides an important analysis of the later period, from the establishment of bacteriology in the 1880s to the coming of National Health Insurance in 1911.' W. F. Bynum, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine 'John Eyler's scholarship is second to none. This impeccable and comprehensive study of Sir Arthur Newsholme's pioneering administrative and investigative work conclusively confirms what we have long suspected. Newsholme was the most impressive and dynamic leading figure in the British public health movement during the period in British history when public health was itself at its most dynamic ... Once again, as with his previous, unsurpassable study of W. Farr's work, we are all deeply indebted to John Eyler for an outstanding achievement of historical scholarship.' Simon Szreter, University of Cambridge 'Now, with John Eyler's scholarly and comprehensive study, this major figure in the development of state medicine has received the biography he so richly merits. I know of no other work that so thoroughly documents the often thorny, often fruitful relationship between local and central public health administrations.' Anthony S. Wohl, Vassar College ' ... a worthy and careful contribution'. Endeavour

Preface
The Medical Officer of Health and the Local Sanitary Authority
The new M. O. H. and his town
Fact, theory, and the epidemic milieu
The urban environment and the M. O. H.'s authority
The municipal hospital and the isolation of acute infectious diseases
The epidemiology of infected food and the limits of sanitary jurisdiction
Tuberculosis: public policy and epidemiology
Newsholme at the Local Government Board
Poverty, fitness, and the poor law
The Local Government Board and the nation's health policy
Launching a national tuberculosis program
The Great War and the public health enterprise
Infant and maternal mortality, interdepartmental conflict, and Newsholme supplanted
The Old World and the New: Newsholme as Elder Statesman
Newsholme's transatlantic retirement
Assessments of a career
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ISBN: 9780521481861
ISBN-10: 0521481864
Series: Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 444
Published: 17th May 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.75