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Routledge Library Editions: Health, Disease & Society

Routledge Library Editions: Health, Disease & Society

1st Edition

By Various Authors
June 10, 2022

Originally published between 1968 and 1989, the volumes in this set: Present a coherent body of information on the inter-relation between nutrition, health and disease in its social context. Examine various aspects of disease ecology relating socio-geographical contrasts to a dichotomy between...

Care of the Child Facing Death

Care of the Child Facing Death

1st Edition

Edited By Lindy Burton
May 25, 2022

Originally published in 1974, and written by paediatricians, social workers, nurses and a parent who cared for her dying child, this book is concerned with pinpointing the problems which exist for parents and those involved in the care of sick children, both in terms of accepting the facts of a ...

Care of the Elderly Mentally Infirm

Care of the Elderly Mentally Infirm

1st Edition

By Barbara Gray, Bernard Isaacs
May 25, 2022

Originally published in 1979, this book explains why so many people suffer behavioural changes in later life; how this affects those around them; the services that exist to assist older people and those who work with them and how such services can be profitably used. A recurring theme is the ...

Cholera 1832 The Social Response to an Epidemic

Cholera 1832: The Social Response to an Epidemic

1st Edition

By R. J. Morris
May 25, 2022

Originally published in 1976, this is the account of British society’s response to the threat of disease. It is the story of an administrative fight to exclude the disease by quarantine and to persuade commerce and working-class people to observe carefully thought-out regulations. The story of one ...

Class and Health Research and Longitudinal Data

Class and Health: Research and Longitudinal Data

1st Edition

Edited By Richard G. Wilkinson
May 25, 2022

Originally published in 1986, this book discusses issues such as social class differences in health; the effect of unemployment on health; the relationship between income and health; how much of the class differences in death rates can be explained in terms of medically recognized factors. ...

Conflicts in the National Health Service

Conflicts in the National Health Service

1st Edition

Edited By Keith Barnard, Kenneth Lee
May 25, 2022

Originally published in 1977, this book explored some of the major problems besetting the Health Service during the second half of the twentieth century. Now, as then, they offer both historical perspective on contemporary difficulties and invite debate about the future development of health ...

Diet-Related Diseases The Modern Epidemic

Diet-Related Diseases: The Modern Epidemic

1st Edition

By Stephen Seely, David L. J. Freed, Gerald A. Silverstone, Vicky Rippere
May 25, 2022

Originally published in 1985, and authored by an epidemiologists, a medical immunologist, a chemist and a clinical psychologist, this books shows that unravelling the links between diet and disease is a very complex task, and while the evidence is strong in many cases, in others if is of doubtful ...

Disease and Urbanization

Disease and Urbanization

1st Edition

Edited By E. J. Clegg, J. P. Garlick
May 25, 2022

Originally published in 1980, this book focusses attention on various aspects of disease ecology. A series of contrasts appear, between urban and rural, temperate and tropical, and affluent and poor communities. These socio-geographical contrasts are related to a further dichotomy between ...

Disease, Medicine and Empire Perspectives on Western Medicine and the Experience of European Expansion

Disease, Medicine and Empire: Perspectives on Western Medicine and the Experience of European Expansion

1st Edition

Edited By Roy Macleod, Milton J Lewis
May 25, 2022

Originally published in 1988, the essays in this book focus primarily on colonial medicine in the British Empire but comparative material on the experience of France and Germany is also included. The authors show how medicine served as an instrument of empire, as well as constituting an ...

Epidemiology and Health Policy

Epidemiology and Health Policy

1st Edition

By Sol Levine, Abraham Lilienfeld
May 25, 2022

Originally published in 1987, this book examines the priorities of health policy in the late 20th Century and the varied approaches or strategies to foster the prevention or control of disease. Several chapters focus on specific diseases and conditions, but other areas of concern such as injuries, ...

Health Care Priorities and Management

Health Care: Priorities and Management

1st Edition

By Gwyn Bevan, Harold Copeman, John Perrin, Rachel Rosser
May 25, 2022

Originally published in 1980, this book explores how the NHS confronts perennial stresses and problems, considering in particular the allocation of the scarce resources within the health service. Written by distinguished academics, three of whom previously undertook research work for the Royal ...

Health Care of the Elderly Essays in Old Age Medicine, Psychiatry and Services

Health Care of the Elderly: Essays in Old Age Medicine, Psychiatry and Services

1st Edition

Edited By Tom Arie
May 25, 2022

Originally published in 1981 and edited by a pioneer in psychogeriatric services, this book spans medicine, psychiatry, social work and organisation of services of the elderly, written by eminent authors from several different professions. Chapters include those on stroke rehabilitation, dementia, ...

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