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The Tuberculosis Movement: A Public Health Campaign in the Progressive Era

The Tuberculosis Movement: A Public Health Campaign in the Progressive Era

by Michael E. TellerMichael E. Teller


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The Tuberculosis Movement presents a detailed description of the evolution of the American tuberculosis movement from its inception in the late 19th century to its maturity in 1917. As Teller demonstrates, the tuberculosis movement during this era pioneered many of the methods of contemporary public health—the voluntary association dedicated to eradicating a specific disease, close cooperation between physicians and laity and between public and private agencies, and campaigns of mass public education. The most comprehensive study of the movement to date, this book contains a wealth of information not found in any other history of the campaign against tuberculosis, including full accounts of the backgrounds, motivations, and ideology of the movement's leadership; the origins and activities of the state and local associations and their cooperation with other groups in the fight to control the disease; the educational campaign mounted by the movement's leadership; and public health measures and institutions established to restrict the spread of the disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313257483
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/21/1988
Series: Contributions in Medical Studies Series , #22
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL E. TELLER teaches at Kenwood Academy in Chicago.

Table of Contents




Tuberculosis Before Koch

The Crusade is Launched

The Tuberculosis Movement

Educating the Public

Breaking the Chain of Infection

Chasing the Cure

The Tuberculosis Movement Shifts From Cure to Isolation

Heredity, Environment, and Tuberculosis

The Children's Tuberculosis Crusade

Conclusion: A Modern Health Campaign



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