SIMON, Sir John
Ectropia vesicae (absence of the anterior walls of the bladder and pubic abdominal parietes); operation for directing the orifices of the ureters into the rectum; temporary success; subsequent death; autopsy.Lancet, 2, 568-70, 1852.
First uretero-intestinal anastomosis.
Public health reports by John Simon. Edited for the Sanitary Institute of Great Britain by Edward Seaton. 2 vols.London: J. & A. Churchill, 1887.
Simon was the first medical officer for the City of London. Together with his English sanitary institutions, the above work played a great part in paving the way for modern reforms in the sphere of hygiene and public health. Next to Chadwick, Simon was the greatest sanitary reformer of the 19th century. See also No. 1650. Biography by R. Lambert, 1963.
Subjects: PUBLIC HEALTH
English sanitary institutions, reviewed in their course of development, and in some of their political and social relations.London: Cassell & Co., 1890.
Simon "viewed the state as provider of the basic conditions needed for subsistence (without interfering in the iron law of wages) through sanitary reform of the environment, prevention of epidemic diseases, and the regulation of unadulterated food and drugs" (Dorothy Porter, Doctors, the state, and the ethics of political medical practice ).
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Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), POLICY, HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences