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Saving Babies and Mothers: Pioneering Efforts to Decrease Infant and Maternal Mortality

Jacqueline H. Wolf

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.07
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the efforts of late-19th and early-20th century reformers to lower infant and maternal mortality in the United States. Earlier fatalistic attitudes toward infant and maternal ... More


“Wilt Thou Send the Revenues down upon the Distillers” A Political History of Prohibition, 1882–1908

Bruce E. Stewart

in Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130002
eISBN:
9780813135670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130002.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the end of the nineteenth century, it appeared that the campaign for statewide prohibition had run out of steam throughout the US. To renew interest in the issue, many temperance organizations ... More


Medical Expenditure as State Charity: The Roots of Colonial Medical Care, c. 1835–80

Samiksha Sehrawat

in Colonial Medical Care in North India: Gender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198096603
eISBN:
9780199082773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096603.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that by funding public dispensaries in the early nineteenth century, the colonial state laid the foundation of a state medical sector in India. The colonial state was aware that ... More


Negotiating insanity in the southeast of Ireland, 1820-1900

Catherine Cox

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719075032
eISBN:
9781781704769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075032.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This study uses the Carlow asylum district in the southeast of Ireland – comprised of counties Wexford, Kildare, Kilkenny and Carlow – to explore the ‘place of the asylum’ in the nineteenth century. ... More


Insanity on display: Magistrates, doctors and families, 1840–70

Catherine Cox

in Negotiating insanity in the southeast of Ireland, 1820-1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719075032
eISBN:
9781781704769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075032.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Drawing on 340 dangerous lunatic certification warrants, newspaper reports and other sources, this chapter assesses how lay and medical indications of mental illness were constructed during ... More


The Muse of the Dispensary Girls

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter recounts Vũ Trọng Phụng's meeting with the director of the Dispensary, Dr. Joyeux, wherein he asked for permission to enter the Dispensary in order to investigate prostitution and ... More


Strolling inside the Dispensary

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the Dispensary. In the past, the masses regarded the Municipal Dispensary as a terrible prison, a place of torments, abuses of power, and cruel acts committed by public ... More


Women of the Book of Sorrows

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at the lives of the brothel women held within the Dispensary. Despite being from the city, or the country, or being corrupted, or being hungry and thirsty, all of these girls ... More


Student and Teacher

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the School of Sexual Prophylaxis inside the Dispensary, where brothel girls study to be good prostitutes. In this school, they are first introduced to the status of women in ... More


Holding Papers

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter recounts how a prostitute got her papers. When she was brought to the Dispensary, the prostitute was examined by a doctor who discovered that she had both syphilis and gonorrhea. She was ... More


Cannabis Distribution: Coffee Shops to Dispensaries

Amanda Reiman

in Handbook of Cannabis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter begins with a review of the history of regulating cannabis distribution in the Netherlands and US by tracing the beginnings of the coffee shops in Amsterdam and how they influenced the ... More


Circumnavigations of Charity

Amanda B. Moniz

in From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190240356
eISBN:
9780190240387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240356.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, British and Irish Early Modern History

The universal revolution in philanthropy in the post-Revolutionary years was shaped by the ongoing circulations of many. English prison reformer John Howard, who traveled extensively for his cause, ... More


Drugs for the Tengatenga, 1861–1919

Luke Messac

in No More to Spend: Neglect and the Construction of Scarcity in Malawi's History of Health Care

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190066192
eISBN:
9780190066222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066192.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 1 draws a link between the conscription of hundreds of thousands of Nyasaland’s Africans into the British military’s carrier service during the First World War and the first efforts to ... More


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