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Infectious fear : politics, disease, and the health effects of segregation

Author: Samuel Roberts
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Series: Studies in social medicine.
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For most of the first half of the twentieth century, tuberculosis ranked among the top three causes of mortality among urban African Americans. Often afflicting an entire family or large segments of a neighborhood, the plague of TB was as mysterious as it was fatal. Samuel Kelton Roberts Jr. examines how individuals and institutions--black and white, public and private--responded to the challenges of tuberculosis in  Read more...
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Roberts, Samuel, 1973-
Infectious fear.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)623028572
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Roberts
ISBN: 9780807832592 0807832596 9780807859346 0807859346 1653509201 9781653509201
OCLC Number: 261174615
Description: xiii, 313 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : disease histories and race histories --
Toward a historical epidemiology of African American tuberculosis --
The rise of the city and the decline of the Negro : the historical idea of Black tuberculosis and the politics of color and class --
Urban underdevelopment, politics, and the landscape of health --
Establishing boundaries : politics, science, and stigma in the early antituberculosis movement --
Locating African Americans and finding the "lung block" --
The web of surveillance and the emerging politics of public health in Baltimore --
The road to Henryton and the ends of progressivism --
Conclusion : unequal burdens : public health at the intersection of segregation and housing politics.
Series Title: Studies in social medicine.
Responsibility: Samuel Kelton Roberts Jr.

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Tuberculosis ranked among the top three causes of mortality among urban African Americans. Exploring the politics of race, reform, and public health, this title uses the tuberculosis crisis to reveal  Read more...

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