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The gospel of germs : men, women, and the microbe in American life

Author: Nancy Tomes
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002, ©1998.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Tomes
ISBN: 0674357086 9780674357082 0674357078 9780674357075
OCLC Number: 1080759679
Description: xv, 351 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: [Part] 1. The gospel emergent, 1870-1890 --
1. Apostles of the germ --
2. Whited sepulchers --
3. Entrepreneurs of the germ --
[part] 2. The gospel triumphant, 1890-1920 --
4. Disciples of the laboratory --
5. Tuberculosis religion --
6. The domestication of the germ --
[part] 3. The gospel in practice, 1900-1930 --
7. Antisepticonscious America --
8. The wages of dirt were death --
9. The two-edged sword --
[part] 4. The gospel in retreat --
10. The waning of enthusiasm.
Responsibility: Nancy Tomes.

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