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The Resource Contagionism catches on : medical ideology in Britain, 1730-1800, Margaret DeLacy

Contagionism catches on : medical ideology in Britain, 1730-1800, Margaret DeLacy

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Contagionism catches on : medical ideology in Britain, 1730-1800
Title
Contagionism catches on
Title remainder
medical ideology in Britain, 1730-1800
Statement of responsibility
Margaret DeLacy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book shows how contagionism evolved in eighteenth century Britain and describes the consequences of this evolution. By the late eighteenth century, the British medical profession was divided between traditionalists, who attributed acute diseases to the interaction of internal imbalances with external factors such as weather, and reformers, who blamed contagious pathogens. The reformers, who were often ?outsiders,? English Nonconformists or men born outside England, emerged from three coincidental transformations: transformation in medical ideas, in the nature and content of medical education, and in the sort of men who became physicians. Adopting contagionism led them to see acute diseases as separate entities, spurring a process that reoriented medical research, changed communities, established new medical institutions, and continues to the present day
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DeLacy, Margaret,
Dewey number
940.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Communicable diseases
  • Physicians
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Contagionism catches on : medical ideology in Britain, 1730-1800, Margaret DeLacy
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Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Fever Theory and British Contagionism in the Mid-Eighteenth Century -- 3. Contagionism after 1750: John Pringle and James Lind -- 4. Animate Disease after 1750: The “Exanthemata Viva” -- 5. Counting and Classifying Disease: Contagion, Enumeration and Cullen’s Nosology -- 6. John Haygarth and the Campaign for Contagion -- 7. Contagionism, Politics and the Public in Manchester -- 8. Institutionalizing Contagionism: The Manchester House of Recovery
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ocn995358597
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (325 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319509594
Lccn
2017940808
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unknown
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SpringerLink
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)995358597
Label
Contagionism catches on : medical ideology in Britain, 1730-1800, Margaret DeLacy
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Fever Theory and British Contagionism in the Mid-Eighteenth Century -- 3. Contagionism after 1750: John Pringle and James Lind -- 4. Animate Disease after 1750: The “Exanthemata Viva” -- 5. Counting and Classifying Disease: Contagion, Enumeration and Cullen’s Nosology -- 6. John Haygarth and the Campaign for Contagion -- 7. Contagionism, Politics and the Public in Manchester -- 8. Institutionalizing Contagionism: The Manchester House of Recovery
Control code
ocn995358597
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (325 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319509594
Lccn
2017940808
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)995358597

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