Rosalind Mitchison, 31 August 1989
Show More Poverty and Welfare in Scotland 1890-1948 by Ian Levitt.
Edinburgh, 241 pp., £30, November 1988, 0 85224 558 0Show More
The Retreat of Tuberculosis 1850-1950 by F.B. Smith.
Croom Helm, 271 pp., £25, January 1988, 0 7099 3383 5Show More
Below the Magic Mountain: A Social History of Tuberculosis in 20th-century Britain by Linda Bryder.
Oxford, 298 pp., £30, April 1988, 9780198229476Show More
“... cause of unemployment and pauperism, brutality was slower to yield. The two books here, by F.B. Smith and Linda Bryder, explore both the decline of the disease as a cause of death and the treatments offered or forced upon its unfortunate victims. There is a sinister relevance in these stories today, for popular fears and fantasies about the spread of ...”