Book ID: CBB000101679

Heredity and Infection: The History of Disease Transmission (2001)


Gaudillière, Jean-Paul (Editor)
Löwy, Illana (Editor)


Publication Date: 2001
Physical Details: ix + 383 pp., illus., ports., bibl., index
Language: English

Description Contents: Jean-Paul Gaudillière; Ilana Löwy: Introduction: Horizontal and Vertical Transmission of Diseases: The Impossible Separation. Part 1: Tuberculosis. J. Andrew Mendelsohn: Medicine and the Making of Bodily Inequality in Twentieth-Century Europe. Michael Worboys: From Heredity to Infection? Tuberculosis, 1870-1890. Joanne Brown: Purity and Danger in Colour: Notes on Germ Theory and the Semantics of Segregation, 1895-1915. Part 2: Etiology and Experimental Practices. Olga Amsterdamska: Standardizing Epidemics: Infection, Inheritance and Environment in Prewar Experimental Epidemiology. Jean-Paul Gaudillière: Making Heredity in Mice and Men: The Production and Uses of Animal Models in Postwar Human Genetics. Angela N. H. Creager; Jean-Paul Gaudillière: Experimental Platforms and Technologies of Visualization: Cancer as Viral Epidemic, 1930-1960. Part 3: Heredity, Medicine and Health Policies. Patrice Pinell: Degeneration Theory and Heredity Patterns between 1850 and 1900. Patrick Zylberman: Hereditary Diseases and Environmental Factors in the “Mixed Economy” of Public Health: René Sand and the French Social Medicine, 1920-1934. Part 4: Transmission and Medical Practices. Paolo Palladino: From Family Pedigrees to Molecular Markers: On Cancer and Heredity at St. Mark's Hospital, 1924-1995. Jennifer Stanton; Virginia Berridge: Vertical Ancestries and Horizontal Risks: Hepatitis B and AIDS. Ilana Löwy: Predispositions, Cofactors and Images of AIDS. Jean-Pierre Revillard: Conclusion.

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Shah, Nayan
Desowitz, Robert S.
Moro, José María
MacDougall, Heather A.
Noymer, Andrew Jonathan
Jarosz, Beth
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W. W. Norton & Co.
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