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Governing Systems: Modernity and the Making of Public Health in England, 1830-1910

Tom Crook


Victorian England has long been recognized as one of the “homes” of modern public health, influencing developments in Europe, the United States and, eventually, much beyond. Recent scholarship, however, has served to undermine any clear sense of the modernity of what was once seen as a progressive, modernizing project that served as the prelude to the emergence of the twentieth-century welfare state. All that once seemed solidly modern—progress and developmental direction; science and humanitarian endeavor; revolutions and rapid change and innovation—has melted away amid an insistence on conti ... More

Keywords: Edwardian England, governance, modernity, public health, systems, Victorian England

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520290341
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520290341.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Crook, author