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Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930 / Edition 1

Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930 / Edition 1

by Peter BaldwinPeter Baldwin
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This book explains the historical reasons for the divergence in public health policies adopted in Britain, France, Germany and Sweden, and the spectrum of responses to the threat of contagious diseases such as cholera, smallpox and syphilis. In particular the book examines the link between politics and prevention, and uses medical history to illuminate broader questions of the development of statutory intervention and the comparative and divergent evolution of the modern state in Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521616287
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/31/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 596
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: 1850L (what's this?)

About the Author

Peter Baldwin is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of The Politics of Social Solidarity: Class Bases of the European Welfare State (1990) and Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS (2005).

Table of Contents

1. Preventive variations; 2. Enter cholera; 3. Cholera comes of age; 4. Smallpox faces the lancet; 5. Syphilis between prostitution and promiscuity; 6. The politics of prevention; Bibliography.

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