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A wilderness of marshes : the origins of public health in Shanghai, 1843-1893

Author: Kerrie L Macpherson
Publisher: Hong Kong ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Series: East Asian historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume traces Shanghai's medical infrastructure from its conception to the implementation of a Western-style public health system and a municipal government to manage it. It details the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kerrie L Macpherson
ISBN: 0195840194 9780195840193 9780739103692 0739103695
OCLC Number: 15487686
Description: xiv, 346 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: 'A Most Unlikely Place' Chapter 2 The Climatological Reconnaissance Chapter 3 The Elaboration of a Medical Topography Chapter 4 Sanitary Reform: Prelude to Pure Water Chapter 5 'The Best of its Kind': The Shanghai Waterworks Chapter 6 Salus Populi Suprema Lex: The Evolution of Public Medicine Chapter 7 A Charitable Enterprise: The Chinese Hospital Chapter 8 From the Eleemosynary to the Quasi-public: The Transformation of the Shanghai General Hospital Chapter 9 State Medicine and the Experiment of the Lock Hospital Chapter 10 Conclusion: The Foundation of a Community
Series Title: East Asian historical monographs.
Responsibility: Kerrie L. Macpherson.
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