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The attitudes displayed in Punch cartoons to health issues as demonstrated in seven case studies in the period 1841 - 1966

Doughty, J. F (1989) The attitudes displayed in Punch cartoons to health issues as demonstrated in seven case studies in the period 1841 - 1966. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.85947) (KAR id:85947)


The hypothesis investigated was: "That over a prescribed period (1841 -1966) the cartoonists contributing to Punch have, through the

medium of their work, a significant contribution to make in reflecting public attitudes to matters of Health."

For logistic reasons a "Case Study" approach was adopted, these


(1) The Dentist.

(2) Cholera.

(3) The formation of the National Health Service.

(4) Smoking and Health.

(5) Pollution and Adulteration.

(6) The Mentally and Physically Handicapped.

(7) The acceptable face of In - Health.

Over 500 Cartoons to support the text are reproduced in an accompanying volume.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
DOI/Identification number: 10.22024/UniKent/01.02.85947
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Uncontrolled keywords: Cartoons, Attitudes to health care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 16:22 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 10:05 UTC
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