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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Public health among the lineaments of the colonial State in Natal, 1901-1910
Author:Wright, MarciaISNI
Periodical:Journal of Natal and Zulu History
Geographic terms:South Africa
Subjects:public health
health policy
colonial period
Abstract:This article makes a start toward a history of public health authority in Natal from 1898 to 1910, that is, from the first call for a Public Health Act - which was passed in 1901 -, up to the constitutional takeover of responsibility by the new Union government of South Africa. It pays attention to, amongst others, the progress of legislation on public health in colonial Natal; the roles of the Health Officer for the Colony - Ernest Hill - and the Protector of Immigrants; the contention over the conditions of indentured Indians; the building of the Public Health Department; and the political opposition to the person of the Health Officer and his authority. Notes, ref., online sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]