International health organisations and movements, 1918-1939 / edited by Paul Weindling.

Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
xvi, 337 p. : ill. 24 cm.


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Summary note
  • This is a collection of original studies on the new international health and welfare organisations between the First and the Second World Wars. The diversity of such organisations and their many-sided activities make this a rich and complex area of historical investigation which has direct relevance to current issues in international health.
  • Multilateral organisations such as the League of Nations and a variety of types of non-governmental organisations are discussed. The role of scientific and professional factors, as well as the priorities of women's employment, eugenics and pronatalism are also considered. Together, the various chapters present a cohesive and integrated view of a hitherto neglected area of study.
  • The book also complements comparative studies of welfare states by emphasising the importance of international interactions between expert groups in a broader political and social context.
  • 1. Introduction: constructing international health between the wars / Paul Weindling -- 2. 'Custodians of the sacred fire': the ICRC and the postwar reorganisation of the International Red Cross / John F. Hutchinson -- 3. Red Cross organisational politics, 1918-1922: relations of dominance and the influence of the United States / Bridget Towers -- 4. The League of Nations Health Organisation / Martin David Dubin -- 5. Assistance and not mere relief: the Epidemic Commission of the League of Nations, 1920-1923 / Marta Aleksandra Balinska -- 6. Wireless wars in the eastern arena: epidemiological surveillance, disease prevention and the work of the Eastern Bureau of the League of Nations Health Organisation, 1925-1942 / Lenore Manderson -- 7. Social medicine at the League of Nations Health Organisation and the International Labour Office compared / Paul Weindling -- 8. The Social Section and Advisory Committee on Social Questions of the League of Nations / Carol Miller --
  • 9. 'Uncramping child life': international children's organisations, 1914-1939 / Patricia T. Rooke and Rudy L. Schnell -- 10. The International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation: the Russell years, 1920-1934 / John Farley -- 11. The cycles of eradication: the Rockefeller Foundation and Latin American public health, 1918-1940 / Marcos Cueto -- 12. The Pasteur Institutes between the two world wars. The transformation of the international sanitary order / Anne Marie Moulin -- 13. Internationalising nursing education during the interwar period / Anne Marie Rafferty -- 14. Mental hygiene as an international movement / Mathew Thomson -- 15. Mobilising social knowledge for social welfare: intermediary institutions in the political systems of the United States and Great Britain between the First and Second World Wars / Martin Bulmer.
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