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The environment is currently a matter of public and academic concern at national and international levels. Often, however, the environment is considered separately from health issues. This book brings together the two arenas, and sets the issues in historical context by including work from environmental and health historians as well as an introduction and conclusion by leading researchers on climate change. Individual chapters discuss the connection between environment and health at different levels, in a range of spheres, times and in various geographical locations. As a whole, the book aims to draw out the implications of the interrelationship between health and environment, ranging from the colonial setting to the domestic home.


Description

The environment is currently a matter of public and academic concern at national and international levels. Often, however, the environment is considered separately from health issues. This book brings together the two arenas, and sets the issues in historical context by including work from environmental and health historians as well as an introduction and conclusion by leading researchers on climate change. Individual chapters discuss the connection between environment and health at different levels, in a range of spheres, times and in various geographical locations. As a whole, the book aims to draw out the implications of the interrelationship between health and environment, ranging from the colonial setting to the domestic home.


Contents

List of Illustrations, Figures and Tables
Notes on Contributors
Preface; A.Haines
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction: Environment, Health and History; V.Berridge & M.Gorsky
Housing and Health in Early Modern London; V.Harding
Environment and Disease in Ireland; C.Hamlin
The Handbuch der Hygiene
– A Manual of Proto-Environmental Science in Germany of 1900?; D.Schott
Leagues of Sunshine: Sunlight, Health and the Environment; S.Carter
Healthy Places and Healthy Regimens: British Spas 1918-1950; J.Adams
Rethinking the Post War Hegemony of DDT: Insecticides Research and the British Colonial Empire; S.Clarke
Health Crusades': Environmental Approaches as Public Health Strategies against Infections in Sanitary Propaganda Films, 1930 – 1960; C.Bonah
Cross-Nationalizing the History of Industrial Hazard; C.C.Sellers
The Gardener in the Machine: Biotechnological Adaptation for Life Indoors; C.Warren
Exposing the Cold War Legacy: The Activist Work of Physicians for Social Responsibility and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, 1986 and 1992; L.Rumiel
The Impacts on Human Health and Environment of Global Climate Change: A Review of International Politics; I.Palmlund
Epilogue; P.Wilkinson


Authors

VIRGINIA BERRIDGE is Professor of History at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health, UK. She has published widely on post 1945 health policy and on public health, focussing on drugs, alcohol and tobacco and on the relationship between evidence and policy.

MARTIN GORSKY is Senior Lecturer in History at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. His research interests lie in the history of public health and health services. Among his current research projects are studies of management of the National Health Service, and his most recent book was a study of hospital contributory schemes.