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-​conscription movement, an increasingly popular broad  205 I nfluenza as a political   tool 205 alignment of nationalists from many organisations. Edward Shortt became chief secretary and Sir John French became lord lieutenant. The new executive rounded up prominent anti-​conscription campaigners under alleged suspicion of collusion with Germany: it was perhaps no coincidence that DORR 14B permitted the detention of individuals with ‘hostile origin or association’.23 Initially, sixty-​nine people were arrested on the night of 17 May 1918, and more were arrested in the following

in Stacking the coffins

equipment, physiological adaptations in the body, and so on. Yet in the 1970s and 1980s the focus (at least in terms of finance and political support) seemed to be shifting away from the elite performer, and back towards community sport, physical education, and the general body of the public. This was probably the first time that the government in Britain had taken such a close interest in the physical activity of its electorate in peace time, or at least without direct connections to the fitness of a population upon which military strength depended. It is not the

in A history of British sports medicine

learn to speak effectively before the city council or state legislature, club members saw their mission–as discussed after the Executive Committee rejected La Motte’s suggestion to include in their program of speakers an expert on “Hook Worm disease”–as being to promote “topics of more vital interest to the social workers of Baltimore.” 23 Though enfranchising women would have lent tremendous political clout to the aims of the Social Services Club, the membership was not willing to engage in the controversies around the issue

in Ellen N. La Motte

guidelines on diabetes management, worked on NHS Executive projects, and operated on many of the guideline committees formed and funded by the Department of Health. 104 Influential figures were also connected through training and research with other major figures in the field, such as Harry Keen, John Nabbarro, or Robert Tattersall. 105 Specific proposals and documents, in other words, emerged out of both broader political contexts and well-defined intellectual and policy communities. Moving between different levels of the health services, and

in Managing diabetes, managing medicine
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) in 1948. In the process, it reveals the ways in which national ideas about the organisation of nursing impacted on the lives of ordinary nurses. It explains why the management of nurses’ health changed over time and between places and sets these changes within a wider context of social, political and economic history. The purpose of the introductory chapter is, firstly, to establish why this question is important and, secondly, to set out the analytical themes that ­underpin its subsequent discussion. 1 Who cared for the carers? Managing nurses’ health today The

in Who cared for the carers?

understand better the links between local politics, medical theory and sanitary practice. This, then, is a story of British sanitary policy writ small: how colonial policies towards quarantine played out at a local and regional level within those parts of the Mediterranean controlled by the British. It echoes a theme highlighted by others in this volume that, despite the domination of anticontagionist thought in Britain itself, Britain tended Quarantine and British protection: Ionian Islands 257 to promote quarantine measures in its Mediterranean possession, and indeed

in Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914

occasional unusually humiliating sporting defeat, such as the 5–3 victory of the Hungarian football team over England in 1953. This experience is reflective of a much more competitive international sporting scene, one in which both sides of the Cold War regarded sport as yet another proving ground for their particular social systems and political ideologies. 7 Attempts to define how fast, how high, how strong in relation to the athletic body took place in small university laboratories, in corners of NHS hospitals given over to temporary athletic clinics, in the

in A history of British sports medicine
Space, prosthetics and the First World War

-​limb making was a highly skilled practice with an established market for provision and repair. Furthermore, it can be reasoned that without the established market and expertise available in Britain before the First World War that technical developments and innovations in design would not have progressed during and after it. Roger Cooter has convincingly argued that ‘crucial to the wartime making of modern orthopaedics was the negotiation and occupation of a political space in medicine for reorganising medical work and power relations generally’.6 This paper contends that

in Rethinking modern prostheses in Anglo-American commodity cultures, 1820–1939

2 Cholera epidemics, local politics and nationalism in the province of Nice during the first half of the nineteenth century Dominique Bon Introduction Over most of the nineteenth century, the health policy of the Kingdom of Sardinia underwent substantial change due to several factors. The threat of new ‘exotic’ epidemics – yellow fever and especially Asiatic cholera – cast doubts on a quarantine protection system designed, as Daniel Panzac showed for European Mediterranean countries at large, for the prevention of bubonic plague.1 Besides, following the liberal

in Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914

mental health problems. The creation of the NHS and post-war welfare state brought political attention to these populations, just as new techniques for assessing mortality and morbidity drew medical interest to long-term conditions of the middle-aged. 5 Although government departments were absorbed with how the health and social services could care for ‘the chronic sick’ during the 1950s and early 1960s, epidemiologists, public health agencies, clinicians, laboratory researchers, and social medicine academics all began to consider the problems posed by ‘chronic

in Managing diabetes, managing medicine