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Oral History, Health and Welfare





ISBN 9780415191562
Published November 2, 1999 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Reviews

'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