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By Peter Baldwin

This e-book explains the ancient purposes for the divergence in public well-being rules followed in Britain, France, Germany and Sweden, and the spectrum of responses to the specter of contagious ailments reminiscent of cholera, smallpox and syphilis. specifically the booklet examines the hyperlink among politics and prevention, and makes use of scientific heritage to light up broader questions of the advance of statutory intervention and the comparative and divergent evolution of the fashionable kingdom in Europe.

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