Making of a Social Disease by David S. Barnes
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Making of a Social Disease
By David S. Barnes

The Making of a Social Disease

Tuberculosis in Nineteenth-Century France

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Making of a Social Disease by David S. Barnes

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In this first English-language study of popular and scientific responses to tuberculosis in nineteenth-century France, David Barnes provides a much-needed historical perspective on a disease that is making an alarming comeback in the United States and Europe. Barnes argues that French perceptions of the disease--ranging from the early romantic image of a consumptive woman to the later view of a scourge spread by the poor--owed more to the power structures of nineteenth-century society than to medical science. By 1900, the war against tuberculosis had become a war against the dirty habits of the working class. Lucid and original, Barnes's study broadens our understanding of how and why societies assign moral meanings to deadly diseases.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520087729
ISBN-10: 0520087720
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 305
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 13-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David S. Barnes

David S. Barnes is Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University.

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