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Oral History, Health and Welfare

Edited by Joanna Bornat, Robert Perks, Paul Thompson, Jan Walmsley

© 2000 – Routledge

336 pages

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About the Book

Oral History, Health and Welfare discusses the significance of oral history to the history of the development of health and welfare provisions. It includes discussion on:

* the end of the workhouse

* professional education and training of midwives

* HIV and Aids

* birth control

* the role of the community pharmacist

* pioneers of geriatric medicine

* oral history and the history of learning disability.


'Not only is the vigour of the topic apparent but also the depth and breadth of the scholarship involved in the field.' - Lesley Diack,Oral History Reader

`This is a refreshing volume which, by combining the history of medicine and oral history, produces an eclectic mix that is both exciting and challenging.' - Graham Smith, University of Glasgow, Social History of Medicine, 2001

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General