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Russian and Soviet Health Care from an International Perspective

Comparing Professions, Practice and Gender, 1880-1960

Editors: Grant, Susan (Ed.)

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  • Collects contributions from leading specialists in political, cultural, medical and gender history
  • Constructs an inclusive picture of health care, placing Russian and the Soviet Union in an international context
  • Employs cutting-edge methodology while engaging and developing emerging scholarship
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This collection compares Russian and Soviet medical workers – physicians, psychiatrists and nurses, and examines them within an international framework that challenges traditional Western conceptions of professionalism and professionalization through exploring how these ideas developed amongst medical workers in Russia and the Soviet Union. Ideology and everyday life are examined through analyses of medical practice while gender is assessed through the experience of women medical professionals and patients. Cross national and entangled history is explored through the prism of health care, with medical professionals crossing borders for a number of reasons: to promote the principles and advancements of science and medicine internationally; to serve altruistic purposes and support international health care initiatives; and to escape persecution. Chapters in this volume highlight the diversity of experiences of health care, but also draw attention to the shared concerns and issues that make science and medicine the subject of international discussion.

About the authors

Susan Grant is Lecturer in Modern European History at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. She is also the author of Physical Culture and Sport in Soviet Society: Propaganda, Acculturation, and Transformation in the 1920s and 1930s (2012).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook £71.50
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Hardcover £89.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83002-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Russian and Soviet Health Care from an International Perspective
Book Subtitle
Comparing Professions, Practice and Gender, 1880-1960
Editors
  • Susan Grant
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44171-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44171-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44170-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83002-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 281
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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