Download PDF by Charles Webster: Biology, Medicine and Society 1840-1940 (Past and Present

By Charles Webster

ISBN-10: 0511562829

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Throughout the interval 1840-1940 biology and drugs have been remodeled, and took on significant implications for social amelioration and inhabitants progress. New organic disciplines equivalent to genetics and psychology consciously used medical rationalization to redefine the lifetime of the person. This quantity originates from a earlier and current convention on 'The Roots of Sociobiology' held in 1978 and accommodates the result of fresh learn on difficulties within the social relatives of the organic sciences. The authors describe diverse ancient points of the interrelationship of technical adventure and social coverage within the fields of overall healthiness, schooling and social welfare. perception is supplied into modern debates on actual and racial deterioration, the resources and distribution of intelligence, the appliance of evolutionary biology to social and political thought, and the research of human societies. The authors elevate problems with topical curiosity, akin to the emergence and impression of eugenics, the foundation and effect of intelligence trying out, the connection among eugenics, genetics and evolutionary idea, and the explanations of the twentieth-century aid in boy or girl and maternal mortality. the world of insurance is Britain, the US and Germany. The creation presents a evaluation of modern learn at the social kinfolk of biology and medication.

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91. British Medical Journal (9 July 1870), p. 42; Lancet (3 Nov. 1883), p. 780. 35 For example, in his Man and Woman: A Study of Human Secondary Sexual Characters (London, 4th edn, 1904), pp. 218, 441. , p. 102. 34 Women's Health and the Women's Movement 25 siological symptoms whose roots lay in intellectual starvation. 38 Harriet Martineau's writing career was successfully conducted against a continuous and insidious susurration of warnings against overwork, and required great courage and determination.

1973), pp. 88-9. 49 M. Todd, The Life of Sophia Jex-Blake (note 46), p. 251; cf. pp. 249,256,291, and E. M. Bell, Storming the Citadel. The Rise of the Woman Doctor (London, 1953), pp. 54, 76. 50 S. Delamont and L. Duffin, The Nineteenth-century Woman. Her Cultural and Physical World (London, 1978), p. 31. 51 Yet no such awareness deterred the Emeritus Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at Bart's in 1908, T. 52 Ideas of this type re-emerged in the extraordinary attack on the suffragettes mounted in The Times by Sir Almroth Wright on 28 March 1912, where he alleged that 'there is mixed up with the woman's movement much mental disorder'.

1921), p. 1095. ^Manchester Guardian (11 Mar. 1896), p. 387; see also J. N. Burstyn, 'Education and Sex: The Medical Case against Higher Education for Women in England, 18701900', Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, cxvii, no. 2 (10 Apr. 1973), pp. 88-9. 49 M. Todd, The Life of Sophia Jex-Blake (note 46), p. 251; cf. pp. 249,256,291, and E. M. Bell, Storming the Citadel. The Rise of the Woman Doctor (London, 1953), pp. 54, 76. 50 S. Delamont and L. Duffin, The Nineteenth-century Woman.

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