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

 
 
 
 
Health, Civilization and the State: A History of Public Health from Ancient to Modern Times
Author: Dorothy Porter
ISBN 13: 9780415200363
ISBN 10: 415200369
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1999-01-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $47.95
 
 

Health, Civilization and the State examines the social, economic and political issues of public health provision in historical perspective. Focusing on Britain, Continental Europe and the United States, Dorothy Porter provides a comprehensive outline of the development of public health care from the ancient world to the modern state. Covering a broad range of historical issues, the book includes discussion of: pestilence, public order and morality in pre-modern times; the Enlightenment and its effects; health care centralization in Victorian Britain; localization of health care in the United States; population issues and family welfare; the rise of the classic welfare state; and current attitudes towards public health as we approach the twenty-first century.

New England Journal of Medicine

[A]n excellent account of the history of British public health.