Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady

Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady

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by Mark Jackson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1861893337

ISBN-13: 9781861893338

Pub. Date: 08/15/2007

Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited

It attacks through foods, animals, and innumerable chemical combinations. It is among the most common and potentially lethal afflictions known. It is the allergy, the subject of Mark Jackson’s fascinating chronicle.

Jackson investigates how the allergy became the archetypal “disease of civilization,” as it transformed from a fringe malady

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It attacks through foods, animals, and innumerable chemical combinations. It is among the most common and potentially lethal afflictions known. It is the allergy, the subject of Mark Jackson’s fascinating chronicle.

Jackson investigates how the allergy became the archetypal “disease of civilization,” as it transformed from a fringe malady of the wealthy into one of the greatest medical disorders of the twentieth century. Jackson also examines the social and economic impact of the allergy, as it catalyzed a new health-conscious culture and created the wealth of some of the largest companies in the world today. Whether cats, crabgrass, or cheese is the source of your daily misery, Jackson’s engaging and in-depth account is an invaluable addition to every bookshelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861893338
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/15/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
 
1.  Histories
2.  Strange Reactions
3.  Allergy in the Clinic
4.  The Global Economy of Allergy
5.  Civilization and Disease
6.  Resisting Modernity
7.  Futures
 
Glossary
References
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements
Index

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