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

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

byDorothy PorterEditorDorothy Porter

Paperback | March 12, 1998

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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.

Title:Health, Civilization and the State: A History of Public Health from Ancient to Modern TimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:March 12, 1998Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415200369

ISBN - 13:9780415200363

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Concentrating on Britain, Continental Europe and the United States, this book provides a historical examination of public health from ancient to modern times. Dorothy Porter particularly looks at pestilence, public order and morality in pre-modern times and during the Enlightenment. Health, Civilization and the State also addresses population issues, family welfare and current attitudes towards public health into the new millennium.

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"Dorothy Porter's latest contribution to public health history is an ambitious undertaking that builds upon her earlier and well-known work. Her aim in Health, Civilization and the State is to provide a synthesis of public health history in Europe and North America.."
-Peter Twohig, Dalhousie University