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Origins of a National Public Health System

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the historical development of a national public health system. Under the 1848 Public Health Act, Edwin Chadwick succeeded in setting up under his own direction the first ... More


Vital Statistics: William Farr and the Creation of a System

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on William Farr. In the latter half of the 19th century, both the concept of environment and the numerical approach to the understanding of related public health problems were ... More


A Competent and Energetic Officer

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the medical profession's push for compulsory vaccination. In July 1849 they inaugurated the Epidemiological Society of London. Numerous committees were set up, including the ... More


Formidable Men

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers the challenges faced by John Simon in implementing compulsory vaccination. It suggests that Simon ‘admitted the faults of the Vaccination Papers’ and that he was not ‘aware of ... More


Defending Economic Internationalism, 1931–5

Peter Sloman

in The Liberal Party and the Economy, 1929-1964

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198723509
eISBN:
9780191790287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723509.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The early 1930s marked a difficult period for the Liberal Party as the National Government polarized political loyalties, dismantled the free-trade regime established by Peel and Gladstone, and ... More


The Lent Officers

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 2: The Straight Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460113
eISBN:
9780199086474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.003.0013
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Three ‘Lent Officers’ from the ICS are appointed who set about regularizing the finances and the judicial system, but the Nizam makes life difficult for them and for the president, Sir Kishan ... More


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