A Wilderness of Marshes

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-07-01
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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The successful emergence of Shanghai as a world city by the close of the nineteenth century was built upon the establishment of a modern urban base. No aspect of Shanghai's infrastructural developments was more critically important than the creation of a public health system. A Wilderness of Marshes traces Shanghai's medical infrastructure from its conception to the implementation of a Western-style public health system and a municipal government to manage it. Kerrie MacPherson details the pioneering actions of Shanghai's capitalist, professional, and religious communities who skillfully adapted the ideas and practices gaining currency in Western science, medicine, public morality, and urban circumstances to the Asian metropolis.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Plates xii
Acknowledgements xiii
Introduction: `A Most Unlikely Place'
The Climatological Reconnaissance
Life Elaboration of a Medical Topography
Sanitary Reform: Prelude to Pure Water
'The Best of its Kind': The Shanghai Waterworks
Salus Populi Suprema Lex: The Evolution of Public Medicine
A Charitable Enterprise: The Chinese Hospital
From the Eleemosynary to the Quasi-public: The Transformation of the Shanghai General Hospital
State Medicine and the Experiment of the Lock Hospital
Conclusion: The Foundation of a Community
Notes 276(30)
Selected Bibliography 306(31)
Glossary 337(3)
Index 340

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