A Reassessment of the Work of the Peckham Health Centre, 1926-1951

Community medicine specialists and other reformers often view the Peckham Health Centre experiment with uncritical nostalgia. The philosophy of the Centre’s founders was rooted in biological premises about the nature of regeneration of race and nation that would find little favor today. Political and social implications of this family-centered utopian experiment are reevaluated.

Author(s): Jane Lewis; Barbara Brookes

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Volume 61, Issue 2 (pages 307–350)
Published in 1983