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Allergy : the history of a modern malady

Author: Mark Jackson
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2006.
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"Allergy is a modern malady. A century ago, even the term allergy was unknown, and ailments such as asthma and eczema were considered to be rare and non-fatal conditions that afflicted only the upper classes of Western society. Yet, as Mark Jackson reveals in this ground-breaking book, by the 1990s allergy had exploded into a set of diseases of great medical, cultural and political significance." "In Allergy,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Jackson
ISBN: 1861892713 9781861892713
OCLC Number: 70843903
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Histories --
Strange reactions --
Allergy in the clinic --
The global economy of allergy --
Civilization and disease --
Resisting modernity --
Responsibility: Mark Jackson.


Offers critical insights into the emergence of new categories of illness in the modern period and into the historical geography of disease. This book presents a perspective on the history of health,  Read more...


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