Book ID: CBB045417876

Vaccinating Britain: Mass vaccination and the public since the Second World War (2019)


Millward, Gareth (Author)

Manchester University Press

Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 272
Language: English

Vaccinating Britain shows how the British public played a central role in the development of vaccination policy since the Second World War. It explores the relationship between the public and public health through five key vaccines - diphtheria, smallpox, poliomyelitis, whooping cough and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR). It reveals that while the British public has embraced vaccination as a safe, effective and cost-efficient form of preventative medicine, demand for vaccination and trust in the authorities that provide it has ebbed and flowed according to historical circumstances. It is the first book to offer a long-term perspective on vaccination across different vaccine types. This history provides context for students and researchers interested in present-day controversies surrounding public health immunisation programmes. Historians of the post-war British welfare state will find valuable insight into changing public attitudes towards institutions of government and vice versa.

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Review Michael Dwyer (2020) Review of "Vaccinating Britain: Mass vaccination and the public since the Second World War". Social History of Medicine (pp. 344-346). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Heller, Jacob
Durbach, Nadja
Bhattacharya, Sanjoy
Lindner, Ulrike
Blume, Stuart S.
Hochman, Gilberto
Medical History
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History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Duke University Press
Vanderbilt University Press
Greenwood Press
Ohio University Press
University of Chicago Press
Oxford University Press
Vaccines; vaccination
Public health
Disease and diseases
Salk, Jonas Edward
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
United States
Great Britain
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
18th century
20th century, early

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