Metropolitan Maternity: Maternal and Infant Welfare Services in Early Twentieth Century London
For centuries London has been at the centre of the social and economic fabric of British life, and its empire. London has not only been renowned for its pivotal role in the world of finance and politics, but also for its acute problems of overcrowding and social and economic dislocation. Starting in 1902 and ending just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Metropolitan Maternity highlights the distinct role London played in these years within the debates and policies concerning the economic and military future and physical welfare of the nation. Focusing on the expansion of maternal and child health and welfare services in the early twentieth century, this book shows that London mothers and children tended to be better served than those in provincial cities or rural areas. Yet even in London some areas were better served than others. A central theme of the book is the complexity of socio-economic and political forces that determined the differing levels of provision and health standards within the city. The book also examines the increasing emphasis placed on state sponsorship of health services in the early twentieth century and the growing willingness to involve and listen to mothers and their needs in the planning and development of services.
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Serving the Needs of Mothers and the State
A Mosaic of Communities
Os of the standard poverty line set by The New Survey of London
Infant and Maternal Health in Four London
London boroughs London England and Wales 191139
Politics and Provision
Infant Health and Welfare Services
Maternal Health Services
and Wales 191139
Listening To and Involving Mothers in the Provision
Popularity and Uptake
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Page 7 - Give us good motherhood^ and good pre-natal conditions, and I have no despair for the future of this or any other country.
Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960
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