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Disease and civilization : the cholera in Paris, 1832

Author: François Delaporte
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Disease and Civilization explores the scientific and political ramifications of the great cholera epidemic of 1832, showing how its course and its conceptualization were affected by the social power  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Delaporte
ISBN: 0262040840 9780262040846 026254055X 9780262540551
OCLC Number: 12418973
Description: xiii, 250 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: François Delaporte ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer ; foreword by Paul Rabinow.

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