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Cholera Years : United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866 / Edition 1
     

Cholera Years : United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866 / Edition 1

by Charles E. Rosenberg
 

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ISBN-10: 0226726797

ISBN-13: 9780226726793

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Cholera was the classic epidemic disease of the nineteenth century, as the plague had been for the fourteenth. Its defeat was a reflection not only of progress in medical knowledge but of enduring changes in American social thought. Rosenberg has focused his study on New York City, the most highly developed center of this new society.

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Cholera was the classic epidemic disease of the nineteenth century, as the plague had been for the fourteenth. Its defeat was a reflection not only of progress in medical knowledge but of enduring changes in American social thought. Rosenberg has focused his study on New York City, the most highly developed center of this new society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226726793
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
257

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part 1: 1832
I. The Epidemic: 1832
II. God's Justice?
III. Or Man's Injustice?
IV. The Medical Profession I
V. Aldermen and Cholera
Part 2: 1849
VI. The Epidemic: 1849
VII. Religion, Science, and Progress
VIII. The Nature of Poverty and the Prevention of Disease
IX. The Medical Profession II
Part 3: 1866
X. America After the War
XI. The Metropolitan Board of Health
XII. The Gospel of Public Health
XIII. Conclusion: The Way We Live Now
Afterword, 1987
Annotated Bibliography
Index

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