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- DescriptionExploring the modern disease consciousness, Nancy Tomes shows how advances in bacteriology in the late-19th century showed people they could prevent disease by taking precautions. The work looks at the history and culture of a long-standing obsession with germs, and its relevance to our own lives.
- Author BiographyNancy Tomes is Professor of History, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and the author of The Art of Asylum-Keeping: Thomas Story Kirkbride and the Origins of American Psychiatry.
- Author(s)Nancy Tomes
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication05/08/1999
- GenreClinical Medicine: Professional
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note18 halftones
- Weight490 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Trade paperback (US)
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