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Author Blom, Ida.

Title Medicine, morality, and political culture : legislation on venereal disease in five northern European countries, c.1870-c.1995 / Ida Blom
Published Lund [Sweden] : Nordic Academic Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (192 pages)
Contents pt. 1. Different solutions in Scandinavia -- pt. 2. A 'Scandinavian sonderweg' -- pt. 3. Abolishing special legislation on veneral disease
Summary Analyzing the political culture of the social-democratic Scandinavians, the conservative Germans, and the liberal British, this book charts the interrelation between medicine and sexual morality, and debates the influence of gender, sexuality, and religion on policies geared toward combatting venereal diseases. With in-depth studies of parliamentary discussions covering all of the late 19th and 20th centuries, it answers questions such as How much attention did national legislation pay to medical opinions? How did governments in five Northern European countries act to restrain the spread of venereal disease? and How did legislation in Scandinavian countries differ from German and British legislation? Thorough and informative, this examination will especially interest historians, sociologists, social anthropologists, ethnologists, and medical researchers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Sexually transmitted diseases -- Law and legislation -- Europe, Northern.
Sexually transmitted diseases -- Law and legislation -- Scandinavia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 918712128X (e-book)
9187121298 (electronic bk.)
9789187121289 (e-book)
9789187121296 (electronic bk.)