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Gareth Millward

. 7 On these topics, see Barbara Bush, ‘Colonial research and the social sciences at the end of empire: The West Indian Social Survey, 1944–57’, Journal of Imperial & Commonwealth History , 41:3 (2013), 451–74; Jessica Pearson, ‘French colonialism and the battle against the WHO Regional Office for Africa’, Hygiea Internationalis: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the History of Public Health , 13:1 (2016), 65–80; James A. Gillespie, ‘International organizations and the problem of child health, 1945–1960’, Dynamis , 23 (2003), 115–42. 8

in Vaccinating Britain
Martin D. Moore

, who were over fifty years old (especially women over this age), who were obese (or, owing to higher prevalence at different weights, ‘lighter’ if ‘West Indian’), who were multiparous or had a history of giving birth to babies over 10 lb, or who had classic symptoms of diabetes. Such characteristics, according to Pike, might be predictive of diabetes either because population research revealed these groups to contain a disproportionate number of people with diabetes than in control groups (e.g. the under-fifties or the non-obese), or because retrospective study

in Managing diabetes, managing medicine
John Marriott

Brion Davis, Slavery and Human Progress , p. 222. 79 Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution , pp. 44–8. 80 Gordon Turnbull, An Apology for Negro Slavery; or, the West-Indian Planters Vindicated from the Charge

in The other empire
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Regina Maria Roche, the Minerva Press, and the bibliographic spread of Irish gothic fiction
Christina Morin

England over Mr Vincent's plantation in the West Indies, as underlined by Edgeworth's original title: ‘Abroad and at home’. Like Belinda, Roche's Delacour eventually chooses ‘home’ in Britain over military escapades ‘abroad’, settling with Elizabeth in Scotland after being named the heir apparent to his aunt's rich estates. While Edgeworth's equivalent travelling man, Mr Vincent is, as Connolly writes, ‘tainted by his association with West Indian plantation slavery’, it is precisely Delacour's exposure to Jamaican society that enables him to cleanse

in The gothic novel in Ireland, c. 1760–1829
Bonnie Evans

This chapter explores how British epidemiological research on autism in the 1960s and 1970s came to define global attempts to analyse and understand what, exactly, autism is. Studies of autism have now almost become status symbols, and demonstrations of an advanced neoliberal approach to child rights, within the developing world. The growing focus on autism as a global health crisis has encouraged international organisations to shift their attention to child mental health too, an initiative supported by the WHO. One could argue that there have been so many controversies about the autism 'epidemic' precisely because it was a category that built itself on the idea that child psychology could be completely known through epidemiological research. One thing that Victor Lotter's study did reveal was that the level of provision for the treatment of childhood psychiatric and psychological problems was very limited.

in The metamorphosis of autism