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Health, Civilization and the State

A History of Public Health from Ancient to Modern Times

Health, Civilization and the State by Dorothy Porter
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This book examines the social, economic and political issues of public health provision in historical perspective. It outlines the development of public health in Britain, Continental Europe and the United States from the ancient world through to the modern state. It includes discussion of:

* pestilence, public order and morality in pre-modern times
* the Enlightenment and its effects
* centralization in Victorian Britain
* localization of health care in the United States
* population issues and family welfare
* the rise of the classic welfare state
* attitudes towards public health into the twenty-first century.

Taylor and Francis; August 2005
384 pages; ISBN 9781134637171
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Title: Health, Civilization and the State
Author: Dorothy Porter