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The people's health, 1830-1910

Smith, F. B.


The patient has been much neglected by medical historians: most medical history has been compiled by medically-trained men and published only for medical men. This social history of health and ill-health in Britain is conceived on a wider, more questioning scale than standard medical history. The survey ranges from maternal mortality to the management of the old and infirm, and hinges upon measuring the benefit accruing from the huge investment in the medical profession and sanitary...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1979
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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