No Magic Bullet A Social History of Venereal Disease in the United States Since 1880

ISBN-10: 0195042379

ISBN-13: 9780195042375

Edition: 2nd 1987 (Enlarged)

Authors: Allan M. Brandt
List price: $19.95 Buy it from $1.80
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: From Victorian anxieties about syphilis to the current hysteria over herpes and AIDS, the history of venereal disease in America forces us to examine social attitudes as well as purely medical concerns. In No Magic Bullet, Allan M. Brandt recounts the various medical, military, and public health responses that have arisen over the years--a broad spectrum that ranges from the incarceration of prostitutes during World War I to the establishment of required premarital blood tests. Brandt demostrates that Americans' concerns about venereal disease have centered around a set of social and cultural values related to sexuality, gender, ethnicity, and class. At the heart of our efforts to combat these infections, he argues, has been the tendency to view venereal disease as both a punishment for sexual misconduct and an index of social decay. This tension between medical and moral approaches has significantly impeded efforts to develop "magic bullets"--drugs that would rid us of the disease--as well as effective policies for controlling the infections' spread.

Used Starting from $15.47
New Starting from $24.50
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Terminology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
SQL Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Excel® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

Preface to the Expanded Edition
Preface
Ntroduction: Sex, Disease, and Medicine
"Damaged Goods": Progressive Medicine and Social Hygiene
"Fit to Fight": the Commission on Training Camp Activities
"The Cleanest Army in the World": Venereal Disease and the Aef
"Shadow on the Land": Thomas Parran and the New Deal
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet: Venereal Disease in the Age of Antibiotics
"Plagues and Peoples": the Aids Epidemic
Appendix
Note on Sources
Manuscript Sources
Abbreviations
Notes
Index
×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×