Andresen, Astri et al. (eds.): International and Local Approaches to Health and Health Care
Diseases do not naturally respect boundaries. Although their origins may be local, their diffusion often becomes international, borne by trade, war and other modes of human or animal contact. Combatting disease – or promoting health – is thus an international and a local matter. In the twentieth century international health organizations, both public and private, have greatly influenced the formulation of state health policies throughout the world. The day-to-day practice of health care, however, is carried out at the local level. International and local approaches to health and health care thus interact dynamically, and the relationship is characterized by a variety of tensions. This volume contains a selection of the papers presented at the 2010 Bergen workshop on the history of health and medicine, organized by the Department of Archeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at the University of Bergen.
The contributions discuss the activities of the League of Nations Health Organization and the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation; the role of public health experts in Spain; aspects of health care for the mentally ill in Britain, Germany and Norway; the medical “otherness” of women; and the international and local response to bacterial invasion and colonization.
ISBN 978-82-7099-606-3, 130 pages, paperback
Format: 17x24 cm, weight 0,3 kg, year of publication 2010, language: English