Book ID: CBB352621807

Tuberculosis in the Americas, 1870-1945: Beneath the Anguish in Philadelphia and Buenos Aires (2018)


Reber, Vera Blinn (Author)


Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 348
Language: English

This book focuses on the era during which the cause of tuberculosis had been identified, and public health officials were seeking to prevent it, but scientists had not yet found a cure. By examining tuberculosis comparatively in two Atlantic port cities, Buenos Aires and Philadelphia, it explores the medical, political and economic settings in which patients, physicians and urban officials lived and worked. Reber discusses the causes of tuberculosis, treatments and public health efforts to stop contagion, and how factors such as gender, age, class, nationality, beliefs and previous experiences shaped patient responses, and often defined the type of treatment.

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Authors & Contributors
Armus, Diego C.
Abel, Emily K.
Jones, Susan D.
Greenlees, Janet
Dale, Pamela
Melling, Joseph
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Social History
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Lugar Editorial
University of Rochester Press
Duke University Press
Princeton University
Michigan State University
Public health
Disease and diseases
Hospitals and clinics
Alcorta, Diego
Royer, B. Franklin
Emma Nozzi
White, William Alanson
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
18th century
Meiji period (Japan, 1868-1910)
Progressive Era (1890s-1920s)
United States
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Philadelphia, PA
California (U.S.)
Buenos Aires. Universidad
Círculo Médico Argentino

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