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.

Citation URI

Similar Citations

Article Renwick, Chris; (2011)
From Political Economy to Sociology: Francis Galton and the Social-Scientific Origins of Eugenics (/isis/citation/CBB001024706/) unapi

Book Frank M. Snowden; (2019)
Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present (/isis/citation/CBB694307322/) unapi

Article Lei, Sean Hsiang-lin; (2010)
Habituating Individuality: The Framing of Tuberculosis and Its Material Solutions in Republican China (/isis/citation/CBB001031258/) unapi

Article Dale, Pamela; Greenlees, Janet; Melling, Joseph; (2007)
The Kiss of Death or a Flight of Fancy? Workers' Health and the Campaign to Regulate Shuttle Kissing in the British Cotton Industry, c. 1900--52 (/isis/citation/CBB001030541/) unapi

Book Jones, Greta; Malcolm, Elizabeth; (1999)
Medicine, disease, and the State in Ireland, 1650-1940 (/isis/citation/CBB000110599/) unapi

Article Jones, Susan D.; (2004)
Mapping a Zoonotic Disease: Anglo-American Efforts to Control Bovine Tuberculosis Before World War I (/isis/citation/CBB000750324/) unapi

Book Armus, Diego; (2011)
The Ailing City: Health, Tuberculosis, and Culture in Buenos Aires, 1870--1950 (/isis/citation/CBB001250142/) unapi

Book Bertolli Filho, Cláudio; (2001)
História social da tuberculose e do tuberculoso: 1900--1950 (/isis/citation/CBB000640169/) unapi

Thesis McLaren, Sheryl Ann Stotts; (2002)
Becoming indispensable: A biography of Elizabeth Smith Shortt (1859--1949) (/isis/citation/CBB001562186/) unapi

Article Abel, Emily K.; (2003)
From Exclusion to Expulsion: Mexicans and Tuberculosis Control in Los Angeles, 1914--1940 (/isis/citation/CBB000630211/) unapi

Book Armus, Diego; (2007)
La ciudad impura: Salud, tuberculosis y cultura en Buenos Aires, 1870--1950 (/isis/citation/CBB000951033/) unapi

Book Lee, R. Alton; (2007)
From Snake Oil to Medicine: Pioneering Public Health (/isis/citation/CBB000930107/) unapi

Article Carey, Mark; (2014)
Climate, Medicine, and Peruvian Health Resorts (/isis/citation/CBB001421215/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Jones, Greta
Malcolm, Elizabeth
Armus, Diego C.
Kelly, James G.
Geary, Laurence M.
Froggatt, Peter
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Social History of Medicine
British Journal for the History of Science
Central European History
Social History
International Specialized Book Services
Rio de Janeiro, Editora Fiocruz
Praeger Publishers
Duke University Press
Princeton University
Public health
Disease and diseases
Prevention and control of disease
Infectious diseases
Wilde, Robert Willis
Crumbine, Samuel Jay
Galton, Francis
Shortt, Elizabeth Smith
United States
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Great Britain
California (U.S.)
20th century, early
19th century
18th century
17th century
20th century, late
20th century
Royal Belfast Academical Institution
Catholic University of Ireland (Dublin)

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment