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Author Reber, Vera Blinn, 1941- author
Title Tuberculosis in the Americas, 1870-1945 : beneath the anguish in Philadelphia and Buenos Aires / Vera Blinn Reber
Imprint New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
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Descript pxvii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Routledge studies in the history of the Americas ; 4
Note "This book focuses on the era during which the cause of tuberculosis had been identified, and public health officials were seeking to prevent it, but scientists had not yet found a cure. By examining tuberculosis comparatively in two Atlantic port cities, Buenos Aires and Philadelphia, it explores the medical, political and economic settings in which patients, physicians and urban officials lived and worked. Reber discusses the causes of tuberculosis, treatments and public health efforts to stop contagion, and how factors such as gender, age, class, nationality, beliefs and previous experiences shaped patient responses, and often defined the type of treatment"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: beneath the anguish: tuberculosis, 1870-1945 -- Tuberculosis: views and perspectives -- Two cities and their medical establishments: Buenos Aires and Philadelphia, 1870-1945 -- Immigrants, migrants and public health policies in Buenos Aires and Philadelphia -- Tuberculosis treatment in Buenos Aires and Philadelphia: patient and physician experiences -- The sanatorium age: Argentina and Pennsylvania -- Poor and ill: children of Buenos Aires and Philadelphia -- Tuberculosis in global and comparative perspective -- Epilogue: tuberculosis developments and patient experiences
Link Online version: Reber, Vera Blinn, 1941- author. Tuberculosis in the Americas, 1870-1945 New York : Routledge, 2019 9780429433702 (DLC) 2018040615
Subject Tuberculosis -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
Tuberculosis -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires -- History
Public health -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
Public health -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires -- History
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