Mission and Method
The Early Nineteenth-century French Public Health Movement
By (author) Ann Elizabeth Fowler La Berge
Series edited by Charles E. Rosenberg Colin Jones
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Mission and Method by Ann Elizabeth Fowler La Berge
Book DescriptionIn Mission and Method Ann La Berge shows how the French public health movement developed within the socio-political context of the Bourbon Restoration and July Monarchy, and within the context of competing ideologies of liberalism, conservatism, socialism, and statism. The dialectic between liberalism, whose leading exponent was Villerme, and statism, the approach of Parent-Duchatelet, characterized the movement and was reflected in the tension between liberal and social medicine that permeated nineteenth-century French medical discourse. Professor La Berge also challenges the prevalent notion that the British were the leaders in the nineteenth-century public health movement and set the model for similar movements elsewhere. She argues that an active and influential French public health movement antedated the British and greatly influenced British public health leaders.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521527019
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book argues that the french led the way in the nineteenth-century public health movement.
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