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
“... difficult to sustain in the better living conditions which came to obtain in the period covered by Levitt’s book. In the 1890s poor relief in Scotland became welded onto ordinary local government: its management was no longer the preserve of groups carefully structured to keep out the sort of people who might fall into its ministrations. Democracy had got ...”