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    Duncan and the cholera test: public health in mid-nineteenth century Liverpool

    Kearns, Gerard and Laxton, Paul and Campbell, Joy (1993) Duncan and the cholera test: public health in mid-nineteenth century Liverpool. Transactions Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 143. pp. 87-115.

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    Local studies have much to contribute to the study of the history of public health reform in nineteenth-century Britain. They may help elucidate the shifting margins between competition and complementarity in the efforts of local and national government. They can offer a corrective to hasty generalization from narrow, usually London-based, sources. They throw light upon the implementation of legislation and upon the local negotiation of the ideas and strategies of medical and political elites. It is equally important, however, that local studies remain aware of the national context of the issues being examined. Otherwise, the specific significance of the local study will be lost.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Duncan; cholera test; public health; mid-nineteenth century; Liverpool;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 7653
    Depositing User: Gerry Kearns
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2016 11:54
    Journal or Publication Title: Transactions Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire
    Publisher: Liverpool : Printed for the Society
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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