Goldberger's War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader

Goldberger's War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader

by Alan M. Kraut
     
 

Goldberger's War chronicles one of the U.S. Public Health Service's most renowned heroes--an immigrant Jew who trained as a doctor at Bellevue, became a young recruit to the federal government's health service, and ended an American plague. He did so by defying conventional wisdom, experimenting on humans, and telling the South precisely what it didn't want

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Goldberger's War chronicles one of the U.S. Public Health Service's most renowned heroes--an immigrant Jew who trained as a doctor at Bellevue, became a young recruit to the federal government's health service, and ended an American plague. He did so by defying conventional wisdom, experimenting on humans, and telling the South precisely what it didn't want to hear.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809016372
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,126,642
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction3
1"Another Poor Jew"13
2Medical Mysteries43
3Disease and Duty73
4Scourge of the South97
5Pellagra, Prisoners, and Pardons121
6"Filth Parties" and Mill Meals: Medical Sleuthing in Lab and Village143
7Cotton in Crisis and the Politics of Public Health183
8"Nailing Pellagra's Old Hide to the Barn Door"201
9Kaddish for a Hero233
Epilogue257
Notes263
A Note on Sources299
Index303

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