Medical Transitions in Twentieth-Century China

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<P>This volume examines important aspects of China's century-long search to provide appropriate and effective health care for its people. Four subjects—disease and healing, encounters and accommodations, institutions and professions, and people's health—organize discussions across case studies of schistosomiasis, tuberculosis, mental health, and tobacco and health. Among the book’s significant conclusions are the importance of barefoot doctors in disseminating western medicine, the improvements in medical health and services during the long Sino-Japanese war, and the important role of the Chinese consumer. Intended for an audience of health practitioners, historians, and others interested in the history of medicine and health in China, the book is one of three commissioned by the China Medical Board to mark its centennial in 2014.</P>
<P>Acknowledgements<BR>Introduction<BR>Part 1: Health Transitions <BR>1. China’s Exceptional Health Transitions: Overcoming the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse / Lincoln Chen and Chen Ling<BR>2. Changing Patterns of Diseases and Longevity: The evolution of health in 20th century Beijing / Zhang Daqing<BR>3. Maternal and Child Health in Nineteenth- to Twenty-first-Century China / Yi-li Wu and Tina Johnson<BR>4. Tobacco Smoking and Health in Twentieth-Century China / Carol Benedict<BR>Part 2: Disease Transitions<BR>5. Epidemics and Public Health in Twentieth-Century China / Yu Xinzhong<BR>6. Schistosomiasis / Miriam Gross and Fan Ka Wai<BR>7. Tuberculosis control in Shanghai: bringing health to the masses, 1928-present / Rachel Core<BR>8. The Development of Psychiatric Services in China: Christianity, Communism and Community / Veronica Pearson<BR>Part 3: Adaptations and Innovations<BR>9. Foreign Models of Medicine in Twentieth-Century China: Part One / Gao Xi<BR>10. John B. Grant: Public Health and State Medicine / Bu Liping<BR>11. The Influence of War on China’s Modern Health Systems / Nicole Barnes and John Watt<BR>12. The Institutionalization of Chinese Medicine / Volker Scheid and Sean Hsiang-lin Lei<BR>13. Barefoot doctors and the provision of rural health care / Fang Xiaoping<BR>Part 4: Professional Transitions<BR>14. A Case Study of Transnational Flows of Chinese Medical Professionals: China Medical Board and Rockefeller Foundation Fellows / Mary Brown Bullock<BR>15. The Development of Modern Nursing in China / Sonya Grypma and Zhen Cheng<BR>16. The Evolution of the Hospital in Twentieth-Century China / Michelle Renshaw<BR>Conclusion<BR>Appendix: Timeline<BR>Notes<BR>General Bibliography<BR>Contributors<BR>Index</P>



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