الأوضاع الصحية في نابلس إبان الانتداب البريطاني 1922-1948م

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Year: 
2000
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Supervisors: 
Dr.Bahjat Sabri
Authors: 
إنصاف اسعد حسين خاطر
Abstract: 
I have discussed in this thesis the health services in Nablus during the British mandate on Palestine. I divided the research project into five chapters to include all the aspects of the subject. In the first chapter, I explained the general situation in Nablus as a whole, with special emphasis on the health sector in particular; in the late Ottoman era during which deterioration of these affairs prevailed as in other Palestinian cities and territories. I explored the economic situation from agricultural, industrial, and commercial points of view. then I shifted to the administrative aspect, then to the social aspect, and then to the architectural aspect, and finally I studied the health status in some details including the public health, medical and curative services. The second chapter dealt with the British military administrative procedures aimed at controlling the health services, and the response of citizens to these regulations which seemed lacking in seriousness to a large extent. The third chapter entailed the duties assumed by the health directorate to prevent diseases: especially communicable ones, and the ways and means taken by the British authorities to achieve this aim. In the fourth chapter I described the role played by Nablus Municipality and the regulatory procedures taken in the health sector, in a serious attempt - on their part - to protect citizens from the danger of epidemics and infectious diseases, especially following the appreciation of the local officials that the British authorities who issued these rules were not serious in implementing them on the ground. The reality indicated that the ugly occupation issued these rules to improve their image. through trying to display some concern in the health of citizens. ABSTRACT At the same time honorable people used to plan and implement services in coordination with the local notables and intellectuals, who used to participate in running the municipal affairs. As for the fifth chapter, I clarified the campaign taken by the local people to establish a group of societies which assumed the duty of dealing with health of citizens. The initial stimulus in this regard was the establishment of the Evangelical (Anglian) Hospital which motivated the patriots to pay a special attention to the poor and the needy so as to alleviate the burden of disease on these citizens, so as to enable them to rise up to their duty towards their homeland and people.
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182
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Published