The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life

The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life

by Nancy Tomes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674357075
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.47(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nancy Tomes is Professor of History, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and the author of The Art of Asylum-Keeping: Thomas Story Kirkbride and the Origins of American Psychiatry.

Table of Contents

Preface: Memories of Disease Past

Introduction: The Gospel of Germs

Part I: The Gospel Emergent, 1870-1890

Apostles of the Germ

Whited Sepulchers

Entrepreneurs of the Germ

Part II: The Gospel Triumphant, 1890-1920

Disciples of the Laboratory

Tuberculosis Religion

The Domestication of the Germ

Part III: The Gospel in Practice, 1900-1930

Antisepticonscious America

The Wages of Dirt Were Death

The Two-Edged Sword

Part IV: The Gospel in Retreat

The Waning of Enthusiasm

Epilogue: The Gospel of Germs in the Age of AIDS

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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