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Allergy : the history of a modern malady

Author: Mark Jackson
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mark Jackson investigates how allergy has become the archetypal 'disease of civilization, ' transforming from a fringe malady of the wealthy into one of the greatest medical disorders of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jackson, Mark, 1959-
Allergy.
London : Reaktion Books, 2006
(OCoLC)132314608
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Jackson
ISBN: 9781861896001 186189600X
OCLC Number: 438712377
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Histories --
Strange reactions --
Allergy in the clinic --
The global economy of allergy --
Civilization and disease --
Resisting modernity --
Futures.
Responsibility: Mark Jackson.

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Offers critical insights into the emergence of new categories of illness in the modern period and into the historical geography of disease. This book presents a perspective on the history of health,  Read more...

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"This is heavy reading well worth the effort, with exhaustive references that contribute to the book's scholarly value. Highly recommended." -- Tina Neville "Library Journal" (05/01/2006) "Jackson Read more...

 
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