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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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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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Genre/Form: History
Student Collection
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bates, Barbara, 1928-
Bargaining for life.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)610113744
Named Person: Lawrence F Flick; Lawrence Francis 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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