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The contagious city : the politics of public health in early Philadelphia

Author: Simon Finger
Publisher: Ithaca (N.Y.) : Cornell University Press, 2012.
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The Contagious City details how early Americans struggled to preserve their collective health against both the strange new perils of the colonial environment and the familiar dangers of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Finger
ISBN: 9780801448935 080144893X
OCLC Number: 847544356
Description: xiv, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: "A rude place and an unpolisht man" : William Penn and the nature of Pennsylvania ; "An infancy of government" : population, authority, and the problem of proprietorship ; "A suitable charity or an effectual security" : community, contagion, and the care of strangers ; "A body corporate and politick" : association, interest, and improvement in a provincial city ; "Improvement in every part of the healing art" : transatlantic cultures of medical improvement ; "A fine field for professional improvement" : sites and sources of medical authority in the Revolutionary War ; "In a yielding state" : nervous nationalism in the new republic ; "Those friendly reciprocities" : panic and participation in the age of yellow fever ; "A matter of police" : fever and betrayal in the federal union.
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