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Disease and the Modern World : 1500 to the Present Day.

Author: Mark Harrison
Publisher: Wiley, 2013.
Series: Themes in history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this lively and accessible book, Mark Harrison charts the history of disease from the birth of the modern world around 1500 through to the present day.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harrison, Mark.
Disease and the Modern World : 1500 to the Present Day.
: Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Harrison
ISBN: 9780745638010 0745638015
OCLC Number: 1044729165
Description: 1 online resource (523 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1: Disease and Medicine before 1500; 2: Early Modern Europe; 3: Disease and Social Order: The Enlightenment and its Legacy; 4: The World beyond Europe; 5: Disease in an Age of Commerce and Industry; 6: The Individual and the State; 7: Disease, War and Modernity; 8: Health for All? Affluence, Poverty and Disease since 1945; Glossary; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Themes in history.

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In this lively and accessible book, Mark Harrison charts the history of disease from the birth of the modern world around 1500 through to the present day.

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