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The Cholera Years
Author: Charles E. Rosenberg

ISBN: 9780226726779
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 17 December 1986
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 15.4 x 1.5
Description:
Cholera was the classic epidemic disease of the nineteenth century, as the plague had been for the fourteenth. Its defeat was a reflection not only of progress in medical knowledge but of enduring changes in American social thought. Rosenberg has focused his study on New York City, the most highly developed center of this new society. Carefully documented, full of descriptive detail, yet written with an urgent sense of the drama of the epidemic years, this narrative is as absorbing for general audiences as it is for the medical historian. In a new Afterword, Rosenberg discusses changes in historical method and concerns since the original publication of "The Cholera Years."
"A major work of interpretation of medical and social thought . . . this volume is also to be commended for its skillful, absorbing presentation of the background and the effects of this dread disease."--I.B. Cohen, "New York Times"
""The Cholera Years" is a masterful analysis of the moral and social interest attached to epidemic disease, providing generally applicable insights into how the connections between social change, changes in...

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