Lecture 2 - Lecture 2 1/19/11 What the course will be about...

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Lecture 2 1/19/11 What the course will be about Inverse care law Those who need care the most are the least likely to get it Health can be changed by changing the social order; medicine can’t be changed by changing the social order Medicine can work to prevent social change Health is a status, medicine is an occupation Society health status, health awareness, response to health concerns These are embedded in the social order Best way to improve health is to alter the social order Ways in which health is embedded in social order 19 th century England, Factory Acts Legislation aimed at changing the conditions of work Dreadful conditions, debilitating to health, long hours No laws against child labor at the time Engels exposed many of these in his book Conditions of the Working Class Required political reform to change the work conditions Some of the reformers were physicians but most weren’t Sanitary crusades Mobilization to clean up cities, polluted rivers Improving conditions of the tenements
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course HIS 208 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '11 term at Rochester.

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Lecture 2 - Lecture 2 1/19/11 What the course will be about...

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