Article ID: CBB761136113

Tuberculosis and Political Economy: Industrial Wealth and National Health in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, c. 1900–1940 (2018)


This article provides an historical assessment of the Luxembourgish anti-tuberculosis movement during the early decades of the twentieth century. It presents and discusses the widespread reflection on the economic burden of the disease deployed by the country’s leading medical and social actors, as well as the particularly important role played by local industrialists and associated circles in the fight against consumption and the main strategies and events of the ambitious health education campaigns launched in the interwar period. It is suggested that all these initiatives have to be understood against the background of different economic, social and even national requirements, that is, as a way of preserving and improving the labour force, solving the social conflicts associated with the changing conditions of the modern industrial world, and providing evidence of the small nation’s ability to face a major threat to its own legitimate existence among the civilised and progressive peoples of Europe.

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Authors & Contributors
Armus, Diego C.
Barona, Josep Lluís
Carey, Mark
Colclough, Gillian
David, Michael Zdenek
Hähner-Rombach, Sylvelyn
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
British Journal for the History of Science
Health and History
History of Education
Journal of Global History
Korean Journal of Medical History
University of Chicago
Princeton University
Consell Valencià de Cultura
Franz Steiner Verlag
International Specialized Book Services
Public health
Disease and diseases
Infectious diseases
Bordehore, José Chabás
Crumbine, Samuel Jay
Galton, Francis
Shortt, Elizabeth Smith
Wilde, Robert Willis
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
17th century
18th century
20th century
United States
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Great Britain
Henry Phipps Institute, Philadelphia
Royal Belfast Academical Institution
Catholic University of Ireland (Dublin)
United States. Office of Indian Affairs

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