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Bargaining for life : a social history of tuberculosis, 1876-1938

Author: Barbara Bates
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1992.
Series: Studies in health, illness, and caregiving in America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tuberculosis was the most common cause of death in the nineteenth century. The lingering illness devastated the lives of patients and families, and by the turn of the century, fears of infectiousness compounded their anguish. Historians have usually focused on the changing medical knowledge of tuberculosis or on the social campaign to combat it. In Bargaining for Life, Barbara Bates documents the human story. Using  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Student Collection
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bates, Barbara, 1928-
Bargaining for life.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)610113744
Named Person: Lawrence F Flick
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Bates
ISBN: 0812231201 9780812231205 081221367X 9780812213676
OCLC Number: 24871066
Description: x, 435 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
PART I: TUBERCULOSIS AND THE BEGINNINGS OF CHANGE, 1876-1903: Doctor Flick and tuberculosis --
The quest and the treatment --
Helping poor consumptives --
Life as a patient --
A camp in the mountains: The beginnings of the White Haven Sanatorium --
PART II: NEW SYSTEMS OF CARE, 1903-1917: Research. training, and patient care: The Henry Phipps Institute --
Achievement and disappointment at the Institute --
Expansion at White Haven --
Economy, charity, and the state --
The private sanatoriums --
Attention, care, and doctor's orders: tuberculosis nursing --
The final years of George E. Macklin --
Into the homes, minds, and life of the poor: visiting nurses --
Persuasion, choice, and circumstance --
PART III: ADJUSTMENTS AND COMPROMISE, 1914-1938: Waiting lists and empty beds --
"P.S.I am ... Colored?" --
PART IV: A RETROSPECTIVE VIEW: The decline of tuberculosis --
Conclusion and epilogue --
Notes.
Series Title: Studies in health, illness, and caregiving in America.
Responsibility: Barbara Bates.

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Using a wide range of sources, especially the extensive correspondence of a Philadelphia physician, Lawrence F. Flick, Barbara Bates portrays the lives of tuberculous men and women as they tried to  Read more...

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