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David Bruce MacDonald

Impossible Country: A Journey Through the Last Days of Yugoslavia (Boston: David Godine Publishers, 1994) p. 19. 112 Pavličević, ‘Persecution and Liquidation of Croats on Croatian Territory From 1903 To 1941’. 113 Ibid. 114 Reprinted from Globus in Predrag Kaličanin, Stresses of War (Belgrade: Institute for Mental Health, 1993) p. 2. 115 Slavenka Drakulič, Cafe Europa: Life After Communism (London: Abacus, 1996) pp. 12–13. 131

in Balkan holocausts?
Alison Lewis

5 Alfred Döblin’s literary cases about women and crime in Weimar Germany Alison Lewis After the First World War, European writers turned increasingly to consider­ation of social problems in the metropolis, and the impact of the war on sexual and mental health more broadly. In particular, the topics of violence against women, and women who commit violence, which many writers began to tackle in new ways, proved popular among readers in Weimar Germany, especially in the cities of Munich and Berlin. Stories about real cases were at once frightening and titillating

in A history of the case study
Coreen Anne McGuire

help the deafened. It was established partly to ensure that the deaf were not classified as mentally defective under the Mental Health Act of 1913, and partly in reaction to the drop-off in employment of deaf workers that had followed the National Insurance Act of 1911. 39 The Bureau was renamed the National Institute for the Deaf in 1924 and was granted the prefix ‘Royal’ in 1961. 40 Its work was supplemented during wartime by the National Benevolent Society, which was expressly established in 1918 to meet the needs of deafened ex-service men. The society

in Measuring difference, numbering normal
Richard Parrish

ensuring citizens gain access to sporting events and information on them. The emphasis on social interaction is supplemented with a focus on sport as a method of countering the deleterious effects of smoking, alcohol and drug abuse and a preventative weapon against potential health problems such as cancer and cardiovascular problems. Sport therefore has a role to play in the field of physical and mental health and social interaction. The report also emphasised the economic significance of the sports sector in Europe. According to the report sport generates an estimated 1

in Sports law and policy in the European Union
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Medicine, care and rehabilitation
Kirsti Bohata, Alexandra Jones, Mike Mantin, and Steven Thompson

childbirth, infectious disease, children’s health or mental health, but continued to be quite stunted in relation to the types of ailments and injuries that afflicted miners. Despite their role in initial treatment or diagnosis, and then subsequent interventions in the compensation system, doctors had only a very limited role to play in relation to miners’ disability, and a crude reading of the medicalisation critique cannot be applied to this area of healthcare and medicine. The medicalisation model is further complicated by the roles played by miners and disabled workers

in Disability in industrial Britain
M. Anne Brown

some polite disbelief as to the gravity of ill-health as properly an issue of rights, despite the international focus on Indigenous rights, despite declared rights to ‘the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health’ referred to in the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and despite many states’ legal or political commitments to their citizens’ health entitlements. Or, worse, the matter can appear simply uninteresting. In contrast to the internationally broadcast acts of violence in Tiananmen or the relentless war of attrition in East

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
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Tania Anne Woloshyn

Mental health was also believed to benefit from light treatment. Practitioners spoke of restored ‘brightness’ in children’s dispositions and cognitive functioning, and young children were irradiated, in clinics and at home, to treat ‘backwardness’. 121 Dora Colebrook, undertaking research at the North Islington Infant Welfare Centre supported by the London County Council, mentioned ‘brighter’ babies and children as but one beneficial side

in Soaking up the rays