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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:   eBook : Document : 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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Bates, Barbara, 1928-2002.
Bargaining for life.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1992
(DLC) 91040040
(OCoLC)24871066
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Bates
ISBN: 9781512800296 1512800295
OCLC Number: 610113744
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 435 pages) : illustrations, map.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Tuberculosis and the Beginnings of Change, 1876-1903; 1. Doctor Flick and Tuberculosis; 2. The Quest and the Treatment; 3. Helping Poor Consumptives; 4. Life as a Patient; 5. A Camp in the Mountains: The Beginnings of the White Haven Sanatorium; Part II. New Systems of Care, 1903-1917; 6. Research, Training, and Patient Care: The Henry Phipps Institute; 7. Achievement and Disappointment at the Institute; 8. Expansion at White Haven; 9. Economy, Charity, and the State; 10. The Private Sanatoriums. 11. Attention, Care, and Doctor's Orders: Tuberculosis Nursing12. The Final Years of George E. Macklin; 13. Into the Homes, Minds, and Lives of the Poor: Visiting Nurses; 14. Persuasion, Choice, and Circumstance; Part III. Adjustments and Compromise, 1914-1938; 15. Waiting Lists and Empty Beds; 16. ""P.S.I Am ... Colored""; Part IV. A Retrospective View; 17. The Decline of Tuberculosis; 18. Conclusions and Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography of Selected Secondary Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y.
Series Title: Studies in health, illness, and caregiving in America.
Responsibility: Barbara Bates.
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