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Insanitary City


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List of figuresviii List of tablesxi Abbreviationsxi Acknowledgementsxii Prefacexv 1 Revealing the Insanitary City1 2 Public health and medical police before the 1850s16 3 Littlejohn's inheritance45 4 'The property of the public': the Report acclaimed101 5 Urban management in the age of Littlejohn159 6 Littlejohn and public health in Edinburgh after 1865209 Facsimile: Report on the Sanitary Condition of Edinburgh, 1865227 Identifying the different editions of Littlejohn's Report 228 Explanatory notes on the facsimile 434 Bibliography and sources439 Index454

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Richard Rodger is Professor of Economic and Social History in the University of Edinburgh where Paul Laxton is Honorary Fellow, having previously taught historical geography at Liverpool University.


'Rodger and Laxton have produced a masterly introduction to the 'Report'. It is authoritative, meticulously researched, full of new insights and written in a clear, flowing style.' Iain Macintyre (Past Vice-President, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) 'An essential work of explication and interpretation - the authors are amongst the most careful and accomplished of Britain's urban historians.' Professor Gerry Kearns (National University of Ireland) 'This book will be required reading for historians and historical geographers with interests in public health and medicine, urban administration, and the history of Edinburgh.' Professor Graham Mooney (Johns Hopkins University)

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