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Josephine Butler

Barbara Caine

in Victorian Feminists

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204336
eISBN:
9780191676215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204336.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the contribution of Josephine Butler to the feminist movement in Victorian England. While Butler was granted heroic status by Victorian reformers and her greater powers of ... More


Introduction

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The two major responses to prostitution in nineteenth-century Britain were the so called Rescue or Penitentiary Movement, and the Contagious Diseases legislation. In Ireland, admittedly, women had ... More


“Do Penance or Perish”: Prostitution, The Contagious Diseases Acts and the Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum, Cork

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A small Catholic Magdalen Asylum in 1809 was founded in Peacock Lane, Cork, by a Mr. Terry. A Matron governed the institution under the direction of a committee of ladies, that so many difficulties ... More


Evangelical Anglicans: Josephine Butler and the Word of God

Timothy Larsen

in A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199570096
eISBN:
9780191725661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570096.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Biblical Studies

Josephine Butler was a leading advocate for women's rights. Her enduring reputation is rightly first and foremost as an eminent Victorian feminist. Specifically, Butler is most famous for leading the ... More


Gordon of Aberdeen

Irvine Loudon

in The Tragedy of Childbed Fever

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204992
eISBN:
9780191676444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204992.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses physician Alexander Gordon of Aberdeen's publication of an account of epidemic of puerperal fever in 1795. His treatise provided the first clear and irrefutable evidence that ... More


The New Bioweapons: Infectious and Engineered Diseases

George W. Rutherford and Stephen M. Maurer

in WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012980
eISBN:
9780262259064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012980.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines how terrorists could potentially use contagious diseases and/or genetic engineering to create WMD. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 4.1 explores the reasons why ... More


Women and Liberty

Helen Rogers

in Liberty and Authority in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271337
eISBN:
9780191699511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271337.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1869, with scant debate or dissent, the newly reformed Parliament passed the Third Contagious Diseases Act (CDA) which, extending those of 1864 and 1866, aimed to diminish the spread of venereal ... More


The Vaccination Paradox

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter addresses risk construction in the context of mandatory vaccination laws. Vaccines prevent contagious disease outbreaks by achieving vaccination levels that protect the public through ... More


Civic Assimilation: Sanitary Life in Neighborhood Keijō

Todd A. Henry

in Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276550
eISBN:
9780520958418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276550.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how seasonal cleanups and other neighborhood campaigns aimed to link the health of individual bodies to that of the larger collective. It argues that police enforcement of ... More


Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS

Peter Baldwin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243507
eISBN:
9780520940796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243507.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book is a comparative analysis of how Western democratic nations have coped with AIDS. The book's exploration of divergent approaches to the epidemic in the United States and several European ... More


Tuberculosis

David Ellis

in Death and the Author: How D. H. Lawrence Died, and Was Remembered

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199546657
eISBN:
9780191701443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546657.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the death of D. H Lawrence and the disease tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a contagious disease and Lawrence died on 2 March 1930 because of it. That year there were 60, 000 ... More


Modern Isolation: Humanizing Castaways

Guenter B. Risse

in Driven by Fear: Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco's House of Pestilence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039843
eISBN:
9780252097959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039843.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes a shift in public attitudes toward those suffering from loathsome diseases, as the old pesthouse regime has given way for the innovations of the twentieth century. In 1912, the ... More


Public Health Law, Prevention, and Liberty

Andrew Ashworth and Lucia Zedner

in Preventive Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198712527
eISBN:
9780191780820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712527.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter sketches the justifications for coercive measures based on public health rationales. It assesses the legal provisions for imposing detention on three groups: those with contagious ... More


The Imprint of the Past

Didier Fassin

in When Bodies Remember: Experiences and Politics of AIDS in South Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244672
eISBN:
9780520940451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244672.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The studies carried out on AIDS in South Africa generally testify to a remarkable presentism. The controversies surrounding AIDS create a privileged framework for the expression and recognition of ... More


Introduction

Guenter B. Risse

in Driven by Fear: Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco's House of Pestilence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039843
eISBN:
9780252097959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039843.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter lays out the major themes and context that will supplement discussion in the succeeding chapters. It considers the implications of the linkages between health and politics ... More


Western Medicine, Hospitals, and Female Health in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

Sujata Mukherjee

in Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India: Women's Health Care in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468225
eISBN:
9780199087426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468225.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how in the context of the growth of a new paradigm of medical knowledge based on anatomical dissection hospital medicine became more important than bedside medicine in colonial ... More


Barracks and Brothels

Greg Winston

in Joyce and Militarism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042404
eISBN:
9780813043470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042404.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter investigates the connection between soldiers and prostitutes in 1900s Dublin and its particular effects on public health, residential space, and social control. Concentrating on ... More


Epidemics

Paul Charbonneau

in Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.003.0009
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This chapter examines the complex nature of the epidemic spread of contagious diseases. It first describes the model of epidemic spread constructed by adding random walks on a lattice to the ... More


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