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By Roberta Bivins

ISBN-10: 0198725280

ISBN-13: 9780198725282

It used to be just a twist of fate that the NHS and the Empire Windrush (a send sporting 492 migrants from Britain's West Indian colonies) arrived jointly. On 22 June 1948, because the ship's passengers disembarked, frantic arrangements have been already underway for five July, the Appointed Day while the nation's new nationwide well-being carrier might first open its doorways. the connection among immigration and the NHS speedily attained - and has enduringly retained - outstanding political and
cultural significance.

Both the Appointed Day and the post-war arrival of colonial and Commonwealth immigrants heralded transformative switch. jointly, they reshaped lifestyle in Britain and notions of 'Britishness' alike. but the reciprocal affects of post-war immigration and drugs in post-war Britain haven't begun to be explored. Contagious groups casts new gentle on a interval that is commencing to allure major historic curiosity. Roberta Bivins attracts realization to the significance - but in addition the
limitations - of scientific wisdom, methods, and pros in mediating post-war British responses to race, ethnicity, and the emergence of latest and targeted ethnic groups. via providing a wealth of newly on hand or formerly overlooked archival facts, she interrogates and re-balances the
political heritage of Britain's reaction to New Commonwealth immigration. Contagious groups makes use of a collection of associated case-studies to map the endurance of 'race' in British tradition and drugs alike; the bounds of belonging in a multi-ethnic welfare country; and the emergence of latest and resolutely 'unimagined' groups of sufferers, researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and voters in the scientific kingdom and its worldwide touch zones.

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