Biology, Medicine and Society 1840-1940 (Past and Present by Charles Webster PDF

By Charles Webster

ISBN-10: 0511562829

ISBN-13: 9780511562822

ISBN-10: 052123770X

ISBN-13: 9780521237703

ISBN-10: 0521533317

ISBN-13: 9780521533317

Throughout the interval 1840-1940 biology and drugs have been remodeled, and took on significant implications for social amelioration and inhabitants progress. New organic disciplines comparable to genetics and psychology consciously used clinical clarification to redefine the lifetime of the person. This quantity originates from a previous and current convention on 'The Roots of Sociobiology' held in 1978 and contains the result of contemporary examine on difficulties within the social family of the organic sciences. The authors describe varied old features of the interrelationship of technical adventure and social coverage within the fields of wellbeing and fitness, schooling and social welfare. perception is supplied into modern debates on actual and racial deterioration, the assets and distribution of intelligence, the appliance of evolutionary biology to social and political concept, and the research of human societies. The authors bring up problems with topical curiosity, akin to the emergence and impact of eugenics, the starting place and effect of intelligence trying out, the connection among eugenics, genetics and evolutionary concept, and the factors of the twentieth-century aid in toddler and maternal mortality. the world of assurance is Britain, the USA and Germany. The advent presents a overview of contemporary examine at the social kin of biology and medication.

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169; cf. (26 Dec. 1913), p. 245. 103 Women's Health and the Women's Movement 43 mend central heating, bulk purchase of food, central kitchens and laundries and co-operative dwellings as the platform of her Woman's Party in 1917 (echoed by the Women's Freedom League in the following year)107 - but no subsequent feminist organization or political party took up the programme. The mechanization of the home and the spread of pre-packed foods are later developments which have to some extent realized the dreams of the Besants and the Gilmans, but by an entirely unexpected and non-feminist route.

97 P. C. Mclntosh, Physical Education in England since 1800,2nd edn (London, 1968), pp. 113-17,136-^0. 98 Suffragette(5 Dec. 1913), p. 169; Prunella Stack, Movement is Life; The Autobiography (London, 1973). 99 The Townswoman (Nov. 1935), p. ), p. 15. 100 W. E. H. Lecky, Democracy and Liberty, 2 vols. (London, 1899 edn), ii, p. 531. 101 See Drs Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, 'Medicine as a Profession for Women', English Woman's Journal (1 May 1860), p. 153; Sophia Jex-Blake, Medical Women (note 11), pp.

740. 26 British Medical Journal (27 Jan. 1872), p. 111. 25 27 Josephine Butler Papers: Josephine Butler to Mr Edmondson, 13 Feb. 1875 (copy at City of London Polytechnic). Women's Health and the Women's Movement 23 anti-male. Her articles on venereal diseases capitalized on the West End male immorality exposed by the Piccadilly Flat case. 28 Her articles aroused widespread disgust, but she was unrepentant: 'the important point about the articles', she wrote in October,'... is not whether they are decent or indecent, but whether they are true".

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