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The weariness, the fever, and the fret : the campaign against tuberculosis in Canada, 1900-1950

Author: Katherine McCuaig
Publisher: Montreal ; London ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1999.
Series: McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society, 8.
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"Racked by incessant coughing, barely able to catch their breath, tuberculosis sufferers seemed to literally waste away. By 1900 the "White Plague" was the number one cause of death for Canadians between fifteen and forty-five years of age. In The Weariness, the Fever, and the Fret Katherine McCuaig takes an in-depth look at the campaign against TB, from its beginnings as part of the turn-of-the-twentieth-century  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine McCuaig
ISBN: 0773518339 9780773518339 0773518754 9780773518759
OCLC Number: 42308988
Description: xx, 384 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Social Reform Era, 1900-1914: A Social Disease with a Medical Aspect --
2. Tuberculosis and the Great War --
3. The Interwar Years: A Medical Disease with a Social Aspect --
4. The Interwar Years: The Changing Role of Volunteers --
5. The Interwar Years: The Role of the State --
6. Childhood Tuberculosis --
7. Tuberculosis and World War 2 --
8. The Triumph of Technology, Bacteriology, and Scientific Management --
9. The Disease and the Campaign: A Reflection of Twentieth-Century Social Philosophy --
10. Conclusion --
App. 1. Tuberculosis Institutions in Canada --
App. 2. Funding the Tuberculosis Campaign --
App. 3. Preventive Work and Tuberculosis Mortality.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society, 8.
Responsibility: Katherine McCuaig.
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Tuberculosis was one of the earliest chronic life-threatening diseases faced by Canadians. This book takes an in-depth look at the campaign against TB, from its beginnings as part of the  Read more...

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