Contagious Communities

Contagious Communities

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Contagious Communities looks at migration, medicine, race, and politics in post-war Britain from a new angle - through the lens of medical policy-making, health education, and clinical research. It explores the ways in which mass immigration changed British medicine and health services, and how medical claims about the migrants influenced popular and political responses to them (and their children). From smallpox to tuberculosis, from rickets to sicklecell anaemia, how and why did concerns about migrant health influence migration policy and domestic politics? If the NHS was a magnet for migration from around the world, was this because it offered universalaccess to the best of modern medicine, or because of its voracious appetite for healthcare workers at every level? Sifting evidence from government files, medical reports, the popular press, and oral history, Contagious Communities sheds new light on one of the most contentious questions of our day: the impact of immigration on modern Britain.Over the course of the twentieth century, sickle cell accrued deep political significance as a marker first of a#39;racea#39; and then of abiding ... Clare, An OSCAR for My Troubles: A Life Working for Better Understanding and Treatment of Sickle Cell Disorder (Enstone: Writersworld, 2007), 76a€“83. ... The enacted legislation can be viewed at: Pg136-2.pdfanbsp;...

Title:Contagious Communities
Author: Roberta Bivins
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2015-09-15

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