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Author Weisz, George,
Title Chronic disease in the twentieth century : a history / George Weisz.
Imprint Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

Author Weisz, George,
Subject Chronic diseases -- History -- 20th century.
Medical policy -- History -- 20th century.
Chronic Disease.
Health Policy -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Public Health Practice -- history.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 307 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-294) and index.
Note Online resource; title from e-book title screen (Project MUSE platform, viewed October 20, 2014).
Contents "National vitality" and physical examination -- Expanding public health -- Almshouses, hospitals, and the sick poor -- New Deal politics and the National Health Survey -- Mobilizing against chronic illness at midcentury -- Long-term care -- Public health and prevention -- Health, wealth, and the state -- Alternative paths in the United Kingdom -- Maladies chroniques in France.
Summary Chronic Disease in the Twentieth Century challenges the conventional wisdom that the concept of chronic disease emerged because medicine's ability to cure infectious disease led to changing patterns of disease. Instead, it suggests, the concept was constructed and has evolved to serve a variety of political and social purposes. How and why the concept developed differently in the United States, an United Kingdom, and France are central concerns of this work. While an international consensus now exists, the different paths taken by these three countries continue to exert profound influence. This book seeks to explain why, among the innumerable problems faced by societies, some problems in some places become viewed as critical public issues that shape health policy. -- from back cover.
Note English.
ISBN 9781421413044 (electronic bk.)
1421413043 (electronic bk.)
9781421413020 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1421413027 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781421413037 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1421413035 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 877868061
Additional Format Print version: Weisz, George. Chronic disease in the twentieth century 9781421413020 (DLC) 2013027737 (OCoLC)852958210

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