Gospel of Germs Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life

ISBN-10: 0674357086
ISBN-13: 9780674357082
Edition: 1998
Authors: Nancy Tomes
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Description: Exploring 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.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Exploring 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.

Preface: Memories of Disease Past
Introduction: The Gospel of Germs
The Gospel Emergent, 1870-1890
Apostles of the Germ
Whited Sepulchers
Entrepreneurs of the Germ
The Gospel Triumphant, 1890-1920
Disciples of the Laboratory
Tuberculosis Religion
The Domestication of the Germ
The Gospel in Practice, 1900-1930
Antisepticonscious America
The Wages of Dirt Were Death
The Two-Edged Sword
The Gospel in Retreat
The Waning of Enthusiasm
Epilogue: The Gospel of Germs in the Age of AIDS
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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