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Les miasmes, les microbes et les médecines: la diffusion des idées anciennes et nouvelles dans L'Union médicale du Canada: le cas de la fièvre typhoïde (1872--1900) (2002)


The final decades of the 19th century have become known as a period of important transition in the medical world. New discoveries revolutionized the way diseases were seen and fought. Germs, not miasmas, caused disease and sanitary measures of prevention not miracle treatments controlled them. The articles in l'Union médicale du Canada, from 1872 to 1900 concerning typhoid fever reveal that doctors rapidly accepted some important innovations. However, when it came to innovations refuting their former theories or risking to jeopardize their popularity with the public, certain doctors hesitated to adopt the new theories. This study presents the coexistance of new ideas with the older ideas, which continued to be presented, sometimes years after important discoveries. This paper looks at how they were finally won over to the newer ideas.

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Article Eamon, Michael (2002) Editorial: The History of Canadian Medicine and Health Care. Scientia Canadensis: Journal of the History of Canadian Science, Technology, and Medicine (p. 3). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Gaudillière, Jean-Paul
Löwy, Illana
Shah, Nayan
Mendelsohn, J. Andrew
Brown, JoAnne
Creager, Angela N. H.
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Medical History
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
University of California Press
University of Manitoba Press
Universidad de Oviedo
Harvard University Press
Disease and diseases
Communicable diseases
Public health
Typhoid fever
Snow, John
Matignon, Jean-Jacques
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
21st century
18th century
United States
Great Britain
California (U.S.)
Prussia (Germany)

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