Centre for History in Public Health:

Conference anouncement

Healthy Towns, Healthy Cities: Public Health in British Cities, 1844-2004.

A one-day conference to be held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 12 November 2004.

This conference commemorates the work of the Health of Towns Association, formed in 1844 and a key advocate of environmental public health reform in Victorian Britain. It aims to examine how the health of towns has been seen within public health from the nineteenth century to the present day. Conference sessions will explore:

1. Urban sanitary reform in the mid-19th century 2. The work of the early Medical Officers of Health 3. Municipal medicine and town planning in the early 20th century 4. Urban public health under the National Health Service.

Speakers include Chris Hamlin , Bill Luckin, Susan McLaurin and David Smith, Tim Boon and John Ashton.

For full details and registration form, please go to the conference website at http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/history/healthoftowns.html

The conference is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and the Society for the Social History of Medicine.

Virginia Berridge & Martin Gorsky (conference organisers)