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Thinking historically about public health

Bashford, A.; Strange, C.


This paper argues that analysing past public health policies calls for scholarship that integrates insights not just from medical history but from a broad range of historical fields. Recent studies of historic infectious disease management make this evident: they confirm that prior practices inhere in current perceptions and policies, which, like their antecedents, unfold amidst shifting amalgams of politics, culture, law and economics. Thus, explaining public health policy of the past purely...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Humanities
DOI: 10.1136/jmh.2006.000251


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