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The making of a social disease : tuberculosis in nineteenth-century France

Author: David S Barnes
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995.
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"In this study of popular and scientific responses to tuberculosis in 19th-century France, the author provides a historical perspective on a disease that is making an alarming comeback in the United States and Europe. Barnes argues that French perceptions of the disease - ranging from the early romantic image of a consumptive woman to the later view of a scourge spread by the poor - owed more to the power structures  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David S Barnes
ISBN: 0520087720 9780520087729
OCLC Number: 30319657
Description: xiv, 305 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Chronology: Tuberculosis in France, 1819-1919 --
1. Social Anxiety, Social Disease, and the Question of Contagion --
2. Redemptive Suffering and the Patron Saint of Tuberculosis --
3. "Guerre au bacille!" Germ Theory and Fear of Contagion in the War on Tuberculosis --
4. Interiors: Housing and the Casier sanitaire in the War on Tuberculosis --
5. Morality and Mortality: Alcoholism, Syphilis, and the "Rural Exodus" in the War on Tuberculosis --
6. Le Havre, Tuberculosis Capital of the Nineteenth Century --
7. Dissenting Voices: Left-Wing Perspectives on Tuberculosis in the Belle Epoque.
Responsibility: David S. Barnes.
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