Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-241) and index.
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Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; Note on the second edition; Introduction to the second edition; Acknowledgements to the first edition; Introduction: Narratives of sex; Moral environmentalism 1830 1860; Cholera; James Phillips Kay; Eighteenth-century social medicine and philanthropy; Experts and their concepts; Science and religion; Medico-moral politics implemented?; De-coding morality: the domain of the sexual; Hygienics and bourgeois hegemony; Working-class female sexuality and professional masculinity.
This long-awaited new edition of Frank Mort's classic examines ideas of health and illness and their links to moral and immoral notions of sex, from 1830 to the present day. Includes new studies of eugenics, race hygiene and social imperialism.