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Author Weber, Jonathan (Jonathan M.), author
Title Death is all around us : corpses, chaos, and public health in Porfirian Mexico City / Jonathan M. Weber
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  RA452.M6 W43 2019    AVAILABLE    30600020128352
Descript xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series The Mexican experience
Mexican experience
Note "Jonathan M. Weber examines the Mexican government's use of technological and scientific advancements to argue that the capital city, and thus the country as a whole, was capable of resolving public health dilemmas as part of the Porfirian administration's quest for modernization"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Moving into the modern era: transporting the dead in Mexico City -- "An extraordinary tool": building a modern public health system through anatomical dissection -- Wet or dry remains: funerary technology and protecting public health -- Undermining progress: workers, citizens, and the moral economy of death
Subject Public health -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- History
Corpse removals -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- History
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