Tuberculosis in the Americas, 1870-1945 : Beneath the Anguish in Philadelphia and Buenos Aires, Hardback Book

Tuberculosis in the Americas, 1870-1945 : Beneath the Anguish in Philadelphia and Buenos Aires Hardback

Description

This book focuses on the era during which the cause of tuberculosis had been identified, and public health officials were seeking to prevent it, but scientists had not yet found a cure.

By examining tuberculosis comparatively in two Atlantic port cities, Buenos Aires and Philadelphia, it explores the medical, political and economic settings in which patients, physicians and urban officials lived and worked.

Reber discusses the causes of tuberculosis, treatments and public health efforts to stop contagion, and how factors such as gender, age, class, nationality, beliefs and previous experiences shaped patient responses, and often defined the type of treatment.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 330 pages, 4 Halftones, black and white; 12 Tables, black and white; 4 Illustrations, black and whit
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9781138359505

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