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Author Swedlund, Alan C., author
Title Shadows in the valley : a cultural history of illness, death, and loss in New England, 1840-1916 / Alan C. Swedlund
Imprint Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2010]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RA418.3.N427 S974 2010    AVAILABLE    30530001300789
Descript xiii, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Histories of illness and death -- Life and death in Massachusetts, Deerfield, and the Connecticut River Valley, 1620-1840 -- Cholera infantum -- The fevers of childhood -- Dutiful daughters, pallid young women -- Reproductive women, productive men -- Surviving the odds : the "privilege" of old age -- Managing disease in the long nineteenth century : numeracy and nosology, nature and nurture, 1840-1916 -- Bodies of evidence : death, loss, and the search for meaning -- Appendixes: Data collection and evaluation. A. Infant mortality; B. Scarlet fever; C. Tuberculosis in young women; D. Old age
Subject Diseases -- Social aspects -- New England -- History -- 19th century
Diseases -- Social aspects -- New England -- History -- 20th century
Death -- Social aspects -- New England -- History
Mortality -- Social aspects -- New England -- History
Loss (Psychology) -- Social aspects -- New England -- History
New England -- Social conditions -- 19th century
New England -- Social conditions -- 20th century
New England -- Statistics, Medical
Thanatology -- New England
Attitude to Death -- New England
Funeral Rites -- history -- New England
History, 19th Century -- New England
History, 20th Century -- New England
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