The Epidemic Streets: Infectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine, 1856-1900

The Epidemic Streets: Infectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine, 1856-1900

by Anne Hardy, Thomas Hardy, Hart Hardy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198203772

ISBN-13: 9780198203773

Pub. Date: 10/28/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Anne Hardy has drawn on a wide range of public health records for a detailed epidemiological investigation of the many infectious diseases—whooping cough, measles, scarlet fever, diphtheria, smallpox, typhus, typhoid, and tuberculosis—in Victorian society. Hardy explores factors which helped to reduce fatality, focusing particularly on preventive medicine

Overview

Anne Hardy has drawn on a wide range of public health records for a detailed epidemiological investigation of the many infectious diseases—whooping cough, measles, scarlet fever, diphtheria, smallpox, typhus, typhoid, and tuberculosis—in Victorian society. Hardy explores factors which helped to reduce fatality, focusing particularly on preventive medicine, and on the local and domestic circumstances affecting the diseases' behavior. This is a significant contribution to the historical debate that arose from Thomas McKeown's theory of modern population growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198203773
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.05(d)
Lexile:
1850L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Whooping Cough
2. Measles
3. Scarlet Fever
4. Diphtheria
5. Smallpox
6. Typhoid
7. Typhus
8. Tuberculosis
9. The Impact of Local Preventive Medicine
Appendix: Statistical Note
Bibliography
Index

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