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Published by Croom Helm in London, Wolfeboro, N.H .
Written in English



  • Great Britain.


  • Eugenics -- Great Britain.,
  • Social medicine -- Great Britain.,
  • Social Darwinism -- Great Britain.,
  • Welfare state.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 165-173.

StatementGreta Jones.
SeriesThe Wellcome Institute series in the history of medicine
LC ClassificationsHQ755.5.G7 J65 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination180 p. ;
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2725895M
ISBN 100709914814
LC Control Number86019657

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The social hygiene movement was an attempt by Progressive-era reformers to control venereal disease, regulate prostitution and vice, and disseminate sexual education through the use of scientific research methods and modern media techniques. Social hygiene as a profession grew alongside social work and other public health movements of the era. Social hygienists emphasized sexual continence and.   Book Review; Published: 01 June ; Social Hygiene in Twentieth Century Britain. John Pemberton Cited by:   ii. Eugenic Campaigner. Although seeing the social potential of genetics, Huxley did not restrict himself to eugenics as applied genetics. He advocated eugenics as a social science, addressing the issue of a “social problem group”. 14 He was Life Fellow of the Eugenics Society from , active on its Council from , its Vice-President , and President from Cited by: 3. Social Hygiene in Twentieth Century Britain. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Book Author(s) Greta Jones Date Publisher Croom Helm Pub place London, Wolfeboro, N.H. Volume The Wellcome Institute series in the history of medicine ISBN ISBN

  In a time when diseases like smallpox, cholera and TB were insatiable and continued to relapse in epidemical waves, Liza Picard explores how medical pioneers and health innovations shaped the landscape of medicine in the 19th century. pp. First edition Very good condition. Light wear with occasional annotation and highlighting. A study of groups involved with the social hygiene movement in twentieth century Britain which argues that they were influenced by Social Darwinism and based their policies on the twin principles of the elimination of the unfit and the improvement of the general level of industrial and. Porter D () From social structure to social behaviour: Social medicine and class culture in Britain after the Second World War. Contemp Br Hist 58– View Article Google Scholar Porter D () Social medicine and scientific humanism in mid-twentieth century Britain. J Hist Sociol 9: –Cited by:   See Jones, Greta, Social Hygiene in Twentieth Century Britain (London, ), 29, 50, 75, 81; Layton, T. B., Sir William Arbuthnot Lane: An Enquiry into the Mind and Influence of a Surgeon (Edinburgh and London, ), –24Cited by:

SOCIAL HYGIENE IN TWENTIETH CENTURY BRITAIN. Creator. Jones, Greta. Bibliographic Citation. Wolfeboro, NH: Croom Helm, p. Permanent Link Social Eugenics and Nationalist Race Hygiene in Early Twentieth Century Spain  Nash, Mary () Related Items in Google Scholar. Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by : G. R. Searle. Social Hygiene in Twentieth Century Britain (The Wellcome Institute series in the history of medicine) Sep 1, by Greta Jones Hardcover.   Jonathan Toms's monograph examines the twentieth-century mental hygiene movement in Britain. Central to his thesis is a spirited, and admirably forthright debate with Foucault and Foucauldians. Toms provides a counter-narrative to the Foucauldian story of anonymous power/knowledge configurations observing, cataloguing, disciplining and Author: Gavin Miller.