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3. Second Phase, 1815-69
About this Lecture
In this module, we take a took at the second phase of public health from 1815-69. This was the time of a rapidly growing economy but also a time of stagnation in life expectancy. This stagnation was the result of urban squalor and the absence the government action to counter the health issues that went with this.
In this course, Professor Simon Szreter (University of Cambridge) explores public health in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the first module, we take a look at what evidence survives for the historian when assessing public health in this period and we lay out the phases of public heath from 1700-1900. After this, we turn to look at the three phases of public health: (i) 1660-1815; (i) 1815-69; and (iii) 1869-1914. In the final module, we give some concluding comments about the period as a whole.
Simon Szreter is Professor of History and Public Policy at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St John's College. He specialises in the social, economic, cultural and political history of population, public health and reproduction. He has written a number of books including Fertility, Class and Gender in Britain and After the Virus, Lessons from the Past for a Better Future.
Cite this Lecture
Szreter, S. (2021, December 01). Medicine Through Time – Public Health in the 18th and 19th Centuries, 1700-1900 - Second Phase, 1815-69 [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-public-health-in-the-18th-and-19th-centuries-1700-1900/second-phase-1815-69
Szreter, Simon. "Medicine Through Time – Public Health in the 18th and 19th Centuries, 1700-1900 – Second Phase, 1815-69." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 01 Dec 2021, https://massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-public-health-in-the-18th-and-19th-centuries-1700-1900/second-phase-1815-69