Medical Transitions In Twentieth-century China by Bridie Andrews

Medical Transitions In Twentieth-century China

EditorBridie Andrews, Mary Brown Bullock

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This volume examines important aspects of China's century-long search to provide appropriate and effective health care for its people. Four subjects-disease and healing, encounters and accommodations, institutions and professions, and people's health-organize discussions across case studies of schistosomiasis, tuberculosis, mental health, and tobacco and health. Among the book's significant conclusions are the importance of barefoot doctors in disseminating western medicine, the improvements in medical health and services during the long Sino-Japanese war, and the important role of the Chinese consumer. Intended for an audience of health practitioners, historians, and others interested in the history of medicine and health in China, the book is one of three commissioned by the China Medical Board to mark its centennial in 2014.

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Bridie Andrews is Associate Professor of History at Bentley University.Mary Brown Bullock is Chair of the China Medical Board and Executive Vice-Chancellor of Duke-Kunshan University.
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Title:Medical Transitions In Twentieth-century ChinaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 14, 2014Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253014905

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part 1: Health Transitions
1. China's Exceptional Health Transitions: Overcoming the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse / Lincoln Chen and Chen Ling
2. Changing Patterns of Diseases and Longevity: The evolution of health in 20th century Beijing / Zhang Daqing
3. Maternal and Child Health in Nineteenth- to Twenty-first-Century China / Yi-li Wu and Tina Johnson
4. Tobacco Smoking and Health in Twentieth-Century China / Carol Benedict
Part 2: Disease Transitions
5. Epidemics and Public Health in Twentieth-Century China / Yu Xinzhong
6. Schistosomiasis / Miriam Gross and Fan Ka Wai
7. Tuberculosis control in Shanghai: bringing health to the masses, 1928-present / Rachel Core
8. The Development of Psychiatric Services in China: Christianity, Communism and Community / Veronica Pearson
Part 3: Adaptations and Innovations
9. Foreign Models of Medicine in Twentieth-Century China: Part One / Gao Xi
10. John B. Grant: Public Health and State Medicine / Bu Liping
11. The Influence of War on China's Modern Health Systems / Nicole Barnes and John Watt
12. The Institutionalization of Chinese Medicine / Volker Scheid and Sean Hsiang-lin Lei
13. Barefoot doctors and the provision of rural health care / Fang Xiaoping
Part 4: Professional Transitions
14. A Case Study of Transnational Flows of Chinese Medical Professionals: China Medical Board and Rockefeller Foundation Fellows / Mary Brown Bullock
15. The Development of Modern Nursing in China / Sonya Grypma and Zhen Cheng
16. The Evolution of the Hospital in Twentieth-Century China / Michelle Renshaw
Conclusion
Appendix: Timeline
Notes
General Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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"Anyone interested in the history of modern medicine will find this an especially instructive book for its focus on China, its treatment of political and social issues, and its explanation of how decollectivization and China's opening to a market economy have impacted medicine and health care. A substantial bibliography and detailed index make this a particularly useful volume for promoting further scholarship on the history and politics of medicine in contemporary China.... Highly recommended." -Choice