Book ID: CBB886275024

A Documentary History of Public Health in Hong Kong (2019)

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Yip, Ka-che (Editor)
Man-Kong, Wong (Editor)
Leung, Yuen-Sang (Editor)


Hong Kong University Press


Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 464
Language: English

The publication of this book marks the fifteenth anniversary of the outbreak of the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong in 2003. This documentary study, originating as a research project a year after the epidemic, is a comprehensive attempt to examine the development of public health in Hong Kong from 1841 to the early 1990s. It covers the periods of prewar colonial rule, Japanese occupation, postwar reconstruction and growth, and the beginning of decolonization. It analyzes political, social, economic, and cultural factors, including the intersection of colonial priorities and indigenous agency and practices that affected disease outbreaks and development, government and local responses, advances in technology related to health and medicine, as well as the emergence of health agencies and institutions. The historical documents, selected from government archives, personal papers, and special collections, are invaluable source materials for the critical evaluation of such developments. The book provides a much needed and indispensable historical perspective to understanding Hong Kong’s struggle to combat prevalent and emerging diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, avian influenza, and SARS.

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Authors & Contributors
Gaudillière, Jean-Paul
Löwy, Illana
Jones, Greta
Malcolm, Elizabeth
Zurbrigg, Sheila
Keck, Frédéric
Journals
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Journal of Contemporary History
Korean Journal of Medical History
Publishers
Hong Kong University Press
Routledge India
Routledge
International Specialized Book Services
University of Pittsburgh Press
Cambridge University Press
Concepts
Public health
Medicine and society
Epidemics
Infectious diseases
Disease and diseases
Medicine
People
Wilde, Robert Willis
Fulgencio Batista
Places
Hong Kong
Taiwan
China
Singapore
Ireland
Canada
Times
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, early
20th century, late
18th century
Institutions
World Health Organization (WHO)
Royal Belfast Academical Institution
Catholic University of Ireland (Dublin)
Henry Phipps Institute, Philadelphia
United States. Office of Indian Affairs
United Nations
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