Disease, Class and Social Change

Disease, Class and Social Change

Tuberculosis in Folkestone and Sandgate, 1880-1930

eBook - 2012
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This previously unexamined history of open-air treatment in English coastal resorts demonstrates how contrasting meanings were assigned to tuberculosis along lines of class. It assesses the shifting inter-relation of medical, political and social forces in determining responses to this devastating disease, and analyses the relationship between scientific ideas, in particular social evolution and germ theory, and attitudes to poverty and chronic disease. In Folkestone and Sandgate these confl ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2012
ISBN: 9781443843034
1443843032
9781443839679
1443839671
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 310 pages) : illustrations, portraits

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