Environment, Health and History

Environment, Health and History

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The environment is currently a matter of international public and academic concern, but is often considered separately from health issues. This book brings together work from environmental and health historians to conceptualise the connection between environment and health at different times and in different geographical locations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 297 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2012
  • XVII, 297 p.
  • 134931322X
  • 9781349313228

Table of 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
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About Virginia Berridge

JANE ADAMS Research Fellow, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, UK
VIRGINIA BERRIDGE Professor of History and Head of the Centre for History in Public Health, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
CHRISTIAN BONAH Professor of the History of Medical and Health Sciences, the University of Strasbourg, France
SIMON CARTER Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, The Open University, UK
SABINE CLARKE Wellcome Trust Research Fellow and Lecturer in Modern History, the University of York, UK
MARTIN GORSKY Senior Lecturer in the Contemporary History of Public Health and Health Systems, Centre for History in Public Health, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
SIR ANDY HAINES Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
CHRISTOPHER HAMLIN Professor of History and of History and Philosophy of Science, the University of Notre Dame, USA
VANESSA HARDING Professor of London History, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
INGAR PALMLUND Independent Scholar, formerly affiliated to the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, UK
LISA RUMIEL SSHRC Post Doctoral Fellow, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
DIETER SCHOTT Professor of Modern History, the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
CHRISTOPHER SELLERS Associate Professor of History, Stony Brook University, USA
CHRISTIAN WARREN Associate Professor of History, Brooklyn College, USA
PAUL WILKINSON Reader in Environmental Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
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