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The state and the doctor

Webb, Sidney and Webb, Beatrice (1910) The state and the doctor. Longmans, London.

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CONTENTS: Preface CHAPTER I: Historical Introduction. CHAPTER II: The Domiciliary Treatment of the Sick under the English Poor Law - (A) The District Medical Officer; (B) The Organisation of the Work of the District Medical Officer - (i.) The Relieving Officer; (ii.) Poor Law Dispensaries; (iii.) The Supply of Medical Extras and Nursing. (C) The Patients of the District Medical Officer - (i.) The Number of Patients; (ii.) The Character of the Cases treated by the District Medical Officer - (a) Senile Infirmity; (b) Midwifery; (c) Children; (d) Wage-earning Adults. (D) General Results. CHAPTER III: The Institutional Treatment of the Sick under the English Poor Law - (A) The Workhouse - (i.) The Rural Workhouse; (ii.) The Urban General Mixed Workhouse. (B) The Poor Law Infirmary; (C) The Poor Law Medical Service in Scotland; (D) The Defects of the Poor Law Medical Service traced to their Root. CHAPTER IV: The Treatment of the Sick by Voluntary Agencies - (A) The Domiciliary Treatment of the Sick - (i.) The Out-patient Department of the Voluntary Hospital; (ii.) Free Dispensaries and “Medical Missions”; (iii.) Medical Clubs; (iv.) Provident Medical Associations and Provident Dispensaries. (B) The Institutional Treatment of the Sick. CHAPTER V: The Treatment of the Sick by the Public Health Authorities - (A) Municipal Hospitals; (B) Municipal Treatment of Cases otherwise than in Hospital - (i.) Notification and Disinfection; (ii.) Supply of Medicines and Antitoxin; (iii.) Municipal Out-patients’ Departments; (iv.) Pediculosis and Scabies; (v.) Medical Care of School Children; (vi.) The Supervision of Birth and Infancy - (a) Provision of Midwifery; (b) Provision of Hygienic or Medical Advice; (c) Provision of Milk. (vii.) Health Visiting; (viii.) Municipal Home Nursing; (ix.) Diagnosis. (C) Chargeability and Compensation; (D) The Characteristics of the Public Health Authority’s Treatment of Disease. CHAPTER VI: The Need for a Unified Medical Service. CHAPTER VII: Straightening out the Tangle. Index of Unions and other places mentioned. Index of Authors and other persons. Index of Subjects.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2012 16:52
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2015 16:45

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