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The great stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century struggle against filth and germs

Author: David S Barnes
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the birth of a microbe-centered science of public health during the 1880s and 1890s. Tracing a series of developments in French science, medicine, politics, and culture, this work reveals  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Barnes
ISBN: 0801883490 9780801883491
OCLC Number: 475663476
Description: xi, 314 s. : ill.
Contents: Introduction --
"Not everything that stinks kills" : odors and germs on the streets of Paris, 1880 --
The santiarian's legacy, or how health became public --
Taxonomies of transmission : local etiologies and the equivocal triumph of germ theory --
Putting germ theory into practice --
Toward a cleaner and healthier republic --
Odors and "infection," 1880 and beyond --
The legacy of the twentieth century
Responsibility: David S. Barnes

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