Silent Travelers Germs, Genes, and the Immigrant Menace

ISBN-10: 0801850967

ISBN-13: 9780801850967

Edition: 1995

Authors: Alan M. Kraut

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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: The Double Helix of Health and Fear
"The Breath of Other People Killed Them": First Encounters
"A Scourge, a Rod in the Hand of God": Epidemics and the Irish Mid-Century
"Proper Precautions": Searching for Illness on Ellis Island
A Plague of Nativism: The Cases of Chick Gin and "Typhoid Mary"
"That Is the American Way. And in America You Should Do as Americans Do": Italian Customs, American Standards
Gezunthayt iz besser vi Krankhayt: Fighting the Stigma of the "Jewish Disease"
"The Old Inquisition Had Its Rack and Thumbscrews": Immigrant Health and the American Workplace
"There Could Also Be Magic in Barbarian Medicine": American Nurses, Physicians, and Quacks
"East Side Parents Storm the Schools": Public Schools and Public Health
"Viruses and Bacteria Don't Ask for a Green Card": New Immigrants and Old Fears
Appendix I: Classification of Excludable Medical Conditions According to the 1903 Book of Instructions for the Medical Inspection of Immigrants
Appendix II: Classification of Excludable Medical Conditions According to the 1917 Book of Instructions for the Medical Inspection of Immigrants
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