SMITH, Thomas Southwood
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1830.
Both a doctor and a minister, Smith, physician to the London Fever Hospital, called himself, “physician to body and soul.” He argued that the poor are impoverished by fever and that fever was preventable. This book influenced Edwin Chadwick’s later achievements with the Poor Law Board, moving the ethos of public health away from the voluntary, philanthropic, individualistic eighteenth-century approach, into the imperative, community-oriented Victorian mode. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.
Subjects: ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, PUBLIC HEALTH