The ailing city : health, tuberculosis, and culture in Buenos Aires, 1870-1950 (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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The ailing city : health, tuberculosis, and culture in Buenos Aires, 1870-1950

Author: Diego Armus
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, cop. 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A social and cultural history of TB in Argentina

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diego Armus
ISBN: 9780822349990 082234999X 9780822350125 0822350122
OCLC Number: 751988660
Description: x, 416 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: List of Figures viiAcknowledgments ixIntroduction: A History of Tuberculosis in Modern Buenos Aires 11. People with Tuberculosis Looking for Cures 232. From Being Sick to Becoming a Patient 493. Unruly and Well-Adjusted Patients 844. The Fight against Tuberculosis and the Culture of Hygiene 1155. The Obsession with Contagion 1416. A Disease of Excesses 1897. Immigration, Race, and Tuberculosis 2218. A Female Disease 2519. Forging the Healthy Body: Physical Education, Soccer, Childhood, and Tuberculosis 27610. Tuberculosis and Regeneration: Imagined Cities, Green Spaces, and Hygienic Housing 307Epilogue 345Abbreviations 351Notes 353Selected Bibliography 397Index 409
Responsibility: Diego Armus.

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"... The Ailing City serves as a exemplary work in the social and cultural history of disease, and it will justifiably become a prized resource on its topic." -- Mariola Espinosa * Medical History * Read more...

 
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