Glasgow's Doctor: James Burn Russell, MOH, 1837-1904 (review)

@article{Lawrence2000GlasgowsDJ,
  title={Glasgow's Doctor: James Burn Russell, MOH, 1837-1904 (review)},
  author={C. Lawrence},
  journal={Bulletin of the History of Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={74},
  pages={171 - 171}
}
  • C. Lawrence
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
James Burn Russell (1837–1904) was a typically atypical medical officer of health in the second part of the nineteenth century. His bailiwick was Glasgow, a city renowned throughout Europe for its overcrowding, destitution, and disease. Arguably, the ethos of austere, humorless, teetotal Presbyterianism could be seen as the cause of much of Scotland’s misery in the nineteenth century; arguably too, however, when embodied, it was the source of the alleviation of much suffering. It was these… Expand
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