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Evolution of Preventive Medicine (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Sir Arthur Newsholme


226 pages

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Hardback: 9781138906518
pub: 2015-02-13
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First published in 1927, this book provides a complete study of the beginnings and early development of preventive medicine. It looks at the subject’s underlying principles and discusses the prominent writers of the past. Topics cover infection, plague, science and medicine, poverty and preventive medicine and the prevention of cholera, amongst others.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory 2. Theological and Sacerdotal Obsessions Concerning Disease 3. The Escape from and Relapse into Supernaturalism 4. The Beginnings of Emancipation 5. Stages in and Obstacles to Progress 6. The Relation of Science to Medicine 7. The Slow Subversion of Authority and Increment of Science 8. The Growth of our Knowledge of Infection 9. Epidemic Constitutions and Epidemiology 10. Early Struggles against Plague 11. Contagium Vivum 12. Sanitation and Social Improvement 13. Progress in the Eighteenth and Early Part of the Nineteenth Century 14. Poverty and Preventive Medicine 15. The Prevention of "Fever" 16. The Prevention of "Fever" (Continued) 17. The Prevention of Cholera 18. Disinfection in Preventive Medicine 19. Immunization against Infection 20. The Prevention of Non-specific Infection (Sepsis) 21. Food and Drink in Relation to Health 22. Infantile Hygiene 23. Modern Preventive Medicine; Index of Proper Names; Index of Subjects

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues
MEDICAL / Administration
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery