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1st Edition

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.


'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