For their own good : the transformation of English working-class health culture, 1880-1970

Beier, Lucinda McCray

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  • Creator Lucinda McCray Beier
  • Format Books
  • Physical Details
    • x, 409 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0814210945, 9780814210949, 9780814291740, 0814291740
  • OCLC ocn230199270


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-392) and index.


  • "Every street had its lady" : working-class health culture before World War II -- "We know what's good for you" : formal health care provision in Barrow, Lancaster, and Preston -- "No fever in our house" : contagion, prevention, and the working class -- "They never told us anything" : sex and family limitation -- "With having my mother, I didn't need any advice off anybody else" : bearing and caring for children -- "By gum, we did enjoy it" : popular media and the construction of modern health culture -- "The best thing since wearing boots" : working-class health culture after 1948
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