Insanitary City

Insanitary City

£24.99 GBP

Dr Henry Littlejohn's report on the sanitary condiion of Edinburgh in 1865 was a landmark in urban management and public health administration, with a significance far beyond the boundaries of Edinburgh. This important book reproduces the complete original report but also elucidates fully its pivotal role in the development of public health management in Victorian cities.


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)


SPECIAL OFFER FOR RCSE MEMBERS This large, hardback, beautifully produced volume normally costs over £5 per copy to send, but RCSE members can have their copies sent to them entirely POST FREE to any UK ADDRESS by quoting the code RCSE POST. The book can be ordered from the publisher's website at, by phone on 01524 840111, or by post to RCSE OFFER, Carnegie Publishing, Carnegie House, Chatsworth Road, Lancaster LA1 4SL. 



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