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Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments 1 Introduction Part I History as Critique: Debating the Mckeown Thesis and the Postwar Policy Consensus 2 The Population Health Approach in Historical Perspective 3 The Idea of Demographic Transition and the Study of Fertility Change: A Critical Intellectual History 4 The Importance of Social Intervention in Britain's Mortality Decline c.1850-1914: A Reinterpretation of the Role of Public Health 5 Mortality in England in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: A Reply to Sumit Guha Part II Historical Studies of the Response to the Public Health Challenges of Economic Growth in Nineteenth-Century Britain 6 Urbanization, Mortality, and the Standard of Living Debate: New Estimates of the Expectation of Life at Birth in Nineteenth-Century British Cities 7 Economic Growth, Disruption, Deprivation, Disease, and Death: On the Importance of the Politics of Public Health for Development 8 The G.R.O. and the Public Health Movement in Britain, 1837-1914 9 The Silent Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Government: The Rise of Local Government Expertise Part III History and Policy: From the Past to the Future 10 Health, Class, Place, and Politics: Social Capital, Opting In and Opting Out of Collective Provision in Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century Britain 11 Health by Association? Social Capital, Social Theory, and the Political Economy of Public Health 12 Public Health and Security in an Age of Globalizing Economic Growth: The Awkward Lessons of History Consolidated Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Public health -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Public health -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Social medicine -- Great Britain -- History.
Medical policy -- Great Britain -- History.
Mortality -- Great Britain -- History.
Public Health -- history -- Great Britain.
Health Policy -- history -- Great Britain.
History of Medicine, 18th Cent. -- Great Britain.
History of Medicine, 19th Cent. -- Great Britain.