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"A spirit of benevolence"

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Date Issued:
2013
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This thesis argues that the British Public Health movement did not begin in 1842 with Edwin Chadwick's publication, Report on the Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Population of Great Britain (1842), or in 1848, with the subsequent passage of the Public Health Act. The beginning of the public health movement was instead the product of local initiatives such as the Manchester Board of Health, administered not by central government, but by members of the local community supported by predominantly philanthropic funding. The Manchester movement predated Chadwick's efforts by at least half a century and bore a greater resemblance to the modern idea of an organized public health system than that advanced by Chadwick and his contemporaries. This is because the Manchester movement emphasized not only those sanitary ideas ascribed to Chadwick but also included a broader spectrum of public health measures, including but not limited to ; preventative medicine, occupational health, and the reduction of contagious diseases.
Title: "A spirit of benevolence": Manchester and the origins of modern public health, 1790-1834.
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Name(s): Boxen, Jennifer L.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of History
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: vii, 93 p. : ill.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis argues that the British Public Health movement did not begin in 1842 with Edwin Chadwick's publication, Report on the Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Population of Great Britain (1842), or in 1848, with the subsequent passage of the Public Health Act. The beginning of the public health movement was instead the product of local initiatives such as the Manchester Board of Health, administered not by central government, but by members of the local community supported by predominantly philanthropic funding. The Manchester movement predated Chadwick's efforts by at least half a century and bore a greater resemblance to the modern idea of an organized public health system than that advanced by Chadwick and his contemporaries. This is because the Manchester movement emphasized not only those sanitary ideas ascribed to Chadwick but also included a broader spectrum of public health measures, including but not limited to ; preventative medicine, occupational health, and the reduction of contagious diseases.
Identifier: 849649741 (oclc), 3360766 (digitool), FADT3360766 (IID), fau:4083 (fedora)
Note(s): by Jennifer L. Boxen.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2013.
Includes bibliography.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Subject(s): Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Public health -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Manchester (England) -- History -- 19th century
Manchester (England) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3360766
Owner Institution: FAU