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International health organisations and movements, 1918-1939 [electronic resource] /
edited by Paul Weindling.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
description
xvi, 337 p. : map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521450128 (hardback)
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Book
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Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
isbn
0521450128 (hardback)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8365167
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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' ... carefully edited ... immensely thought-provoking ... an excellent overview of the research undertaken in the field of international health organizations.' Historical Journal
' ... carefully edited ... immensely thought-provoking ... an excellent overview of the research undertaken in the field of international health organizations.'Historical Journal
‘ … carefully edited … immensely thought-provoking … an excellent overview of the research undertaken in the field of international health organizations.’Historical Journal
"This book represents an innovation in the history of medicine....The importance of a first collection of this kind is that it sets up the field for those who follow after....the essays themselves are packed with names all documented....As collections go, this one is unusually homogenous, clearly the result of active and thoughful editing....The literature on this new field is just beginning to build up, and this is a book that all scholars working in it are going to need." PAuline M. H. Mazumadar, International History Review
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
This book provides a series of original studies of international health and welfare organisations between the Wars. It will interest students of international relations, social history, gender studies, history of science and medicine, as well as those concerned with international aid.
Description for Library
This is a collection of original studies on the new international health and welfare organisations between the First and the Second World Wars. The diversity of such organisations and their many-sided activities make this a rich and complex area of historical investigation which has direct relevance to current issues in international health. Multilateral organisations such as the League of Nations and a variety of types of non-governmental organisations are discussed. The role of scientific and professional factors, as well as the priorities of women's employment, eugenics and pronatalism are also considered.
Main Description
This is a collection of original studies on the international health and welfare organizations between the First and the Second World Wars. The diversity of such organizations and their many-sided activities make this a rich and complex area of historical investigation that has direct relevance to current issues in international health. Multilateral organizations such as the League of Nations and a variety of types of non-governmental organizations are discussed. The role of scientific and professional factors, as well as the priorities of women's employment, eugenics and pronatalism are also considered.
Main Description
This is a collection of original studies on the new international health and welfare organisations between the First and the Second World Wars. The diversity of such organisations and their many-sided activities make this a rich and complex area of historical investigation which has direct relevance to current issues in international health. Multilateral organisations such as the League of Nations and a variety of types of non-governmental organisations are discussed. The role of scientific and professional factors, as well as the priorities of women's employment, eugenics and pronatalism are also considered. Together, the various chapters present a cohesive and integrated view of a hitherto neglected area of study. The book also complements comparative studies of welfare states by emphasising the importance of international interactions between expert groups in a broader political and social context.
Table of Contents
Abbreviations
Foreword
Introduction
Custodians of the Sacred Fire?
Red Cross organisational politics 1918?1922
The League of Nations Health Organisation
Assistance and no mere relief
Wireless wars in the Eastern arena
Social medicine at the League of Nations Health Organisation and the International Labour Office
The Social Section and Advisory Committees on social questions of the League of Nations
Uncramping Child Life?
The International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation
The cycles of eradication
The Pasteur Institutes between the two World Wars
Internationalising nursing education during the inter-war period
Mental Hygiene as an international movement
Mobilising social knowledge for social welfare
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