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This volume is a collection of chapters that deal with issues of health, hygiene and eugenics in Southeastern Europe to 1945, specifically, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Romania. Its major concern is to examine the transfer of medical ideas to society via local, national and international agencies and to show in how far developments in public health, preventive medicine, social hygiene, welfare, gender relations and eugenics followed a regional pattern. This volume provides insights into a region that has to date been marginal to scholarship of the social history of medicine.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Series Title Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Framing Issues of Health, Hygiene and Eugenics in Southeastern Europe
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. Part I: German Eugenic Paradigms
  2. pp. 25-26
  1. Racial Expertise and German Eugenic Strategies for Southeastern Europe
  2. pp. 27-54
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  1. Part II: Hygiene and Health Politics
  2. pp. 55-56
  1. Orientalizing Disease. Austro-Hungarian Policies of ‘Race,’ Gender and Hygiene in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1874–1914
  2. pp. 57-86
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  1. Typhus, Turks, and Roma: Hygiene and Ethnic Difference in Bulgaria, 1912–1944
  2. pp. 87-126
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  1. Health Policy and Private Care: Malaria Sanitization in Early Twentieth Century Greece
  2. pp. 127-142
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  1. Combating Infant Mortality in Bulgaria: Welfare Activities, National Propaganda, and the Establishment of Pediatrics, 1900–1940
  2. pp. 143-164
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  1. Politics, Modernization and Public Health in Greece: The Case of Occupational Health, 1900–1940
  2. pp. 165-192
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  1. “Like Yeast in Fermentation”: Public Health in Interwar Yugoslavia
  2. pp. 193-232
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  1. Part III: Eugenics and Reproduction
  2. pp. 233-234
  1. Marital Health and Eugenics in Bulgaria, 1878–1940
  2. pp. 235-270
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  1. Eugenic Birth Control and Prenuptial Health Certification in Interwar Greece
  2. pp. 271-298
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  1. Eugenics and Puericulture: Medical Attempts to Improve the Biological Capital in Interwar Greece
  2. pp. 299-324
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  1. Controlling the National Body: Ideas of Racial Purification in Romania, 1918–1944
  2. pp. 325-350
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  1. The Eugenic Fortress: Alfred Csallner and the Saxon Eugenic Discourse in Interwar Romania
  2. pp. 351-384
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  1. Fighting the White Plague: Demography and Abortion in the Independent State of Croatia
  2. pp. 385-426
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  1. Part IV: New Research Agendas
  2. pp. 427-428
  1. Remapping the Historiography of Modernization and State-Building in Southeastern Europe through Health, Hygiene and Eugenics
  2. pp. 429-446
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 447-450
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 451-466
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789639776883
Related ISBN
9789639776821
MARC Record
OCLC
792699071
Pages
476
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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