Individual Author Record
Name: Lucinda McCray BeierPen Name: None Genre: Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionWorked at Illinois State Univeristy.
Biographical and Professional InformationProfessor Beier is Chairman of the Department of History for Appalachian State University.
- For Their Own Good: The Transformation of English Working-Class Health Culture, 1880-1970 , Ohio State University Press, 2008
- Sufferers and Healers: The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth Century England (Social and Economic History Series), Routledge & Kegan Paul Books Ltd , 1988
- Health Culture in the Heartland, 1880-1980: An Oral History, University of Illinois Press , 2008
- A Matter of Life and Death: Health, Illness and Medicine in McLean County, 1830-1995, Mclean County Historical , 1996
Titles At Your Library
For Their Own Good: The Transformation of English Working-Class Health Culture, 1880–1970
ISBN: 0814210945 Ohio State University Press. 2008
In For Their Own Good Lucinda McCray Beier examines the interactions between working-class health culture and official provision of health services and medical care in three English communities between 1880 and 1970. Based on 239 oral history interviews of laypeople and annual public health reports, this book considers gender, class, political, economic, and cultural aspects of the mid-twentieth-century shift in responsibility for illness, birth, and death from the informal domestic and neighborhood sphere to the purview of professional, institutionally based authorities.
For Their Own Good is a case study, located in a particular place and time, of a phenomenon that has occurred in all Western nations and is now happening worldwide. As in Barrow, Lancaster, and Preston, in most circumstances, the transition from traditional to modern medicine is stimulated and enforced from the top down. Current global struggles with AIDS, overpopulation, malaria, malnutrition, and other killers offer powerful reminders that elite knowledge and strategies rarely result in success unless laypeople are engaged and invested in solutions. Furthermore, as this book demonstrates, the desired transition to Western medicine carries the twin burdens of the loss of lay ability to prevent and manage ill-health, on one hand, and the demand that political elites and medical professionals meet proliferating health care needs and demands, on the other.
Sufferers and Healers: The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth Century England (Social and Economic History Series)
ISBN: 0710210531 Routledge Kegan & Paul. 1988 Reveals the wide spectrum of seventeenth-century healers, from the housewife to local bonesetters to formally accredited surgeons.
Health Culture in the Heartland, 1880-1980: An Oral History
ISBN: 0252033485 University of Illinois Press. 2008
This history of health, illness, and medical care in one downstateIllinoiscounty offers a richly detailed account, spanning more than a century of health care, from the perspectives of county residents,nurses, doctors, and public health professionals. Drawing on a wealth of oral history interviews, hospital records, and other primary documents, Lucinda McCray Beier provides insight into home management of ill health, birth, and death nurses’ training and practices the experiences of African American healers and patientspublic health provisionand other topics. By observing the history of medicine and public health throughthe eyes of practitioners and laypeople over an extended period in one Midwestern county, this volume offers insight into broad American experience as well asan important counterweight to metropolitan-oriented, physician-centered studies.
A Matter of Life and Death: Health, Illness and Medicine in McLean County, 1830-1995
ISBN: 0943788099 McLean County Historical. 1996 Book by Beier, Lucinda McCray