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Mission and method : the early nineteenth-century French public health movement / Ann F. La Berge.

By: La Berge, Ann Elizabeth Fowler, 1944- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cambridge studies in the history of medicine: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1992.Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 376 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780511529245 (ebook).Other title: Mission & Method.Subject(s): Public health -- France -- 19th century -- HistoryDDC classification: 362.1/0944/09034 Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: In Mission and Method Ann La Berge shows how the French public health movement developed within the socio-political context of the Bourbon Restoration and July Monarchy, and within the context of competing ideologies of liberalism, conservatism, socialism, and statism. The dialectic between liberalism, whose leading exponent was Villerme, and statism, the approach of Parent-Duchatelet, characterized the movement and was reflected in the tension between liberal and social medicine that permeated nineteenth-century French medical discourse. Professor La Berge also challenges the prevalent notion that the British were the leaders in the nineteenth-century public health movement and set the model for similar movements elsewhere. She argues that an active and influential French public health movement antedated the British and greatly influenced British public health leaders.
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In Mission and Method Ann La Berge shows how the French public health movement developed within the socio-political context of the Bourbon Restoration and July Monarchy, and within the context of competing ideologies of liberalism, conservatism, socialism, and statism. The dialectic between liberalism, whose leading exponent was Villerme, and statism, the approach of Parent-Duchatelet, characterized the movement and was reflected in the tension between liberal and social medicine that permeated nineteenth-century French medical discourse. Professor La Berge also challenges the prevalent notion that the British were the leaders in the nineteenth-century public health movement and set the model for similar movements elsewhere. She argues that an active and influential French public health movement antedated the British and greatly influenced British public health leaders.

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