Disease Theories and Medical Practice in Britain, 1865-1900
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Spreading Germs by Michael Worboys
Book DescriptionSpreading Germs discusses how modern ideas on the bacterial causes of communicable diseases were constructed and spread within the British medical profession in the last third of the nineteenth century. Michael Worboys surveys many existing interpretations of this pivotal moment in modern medicine. He shows that there were many germ theories of disease, and that these were developed and used in different ways across veterinary medicine, surgery, public health and general medicine. The growth of bacteriology is considered in relation to the evolution of medical practice rather than as a separate science of germs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521773027
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Spreading Germs discusses how modern ideas on the bacterial causes diseases were constructed and spread within the British medical profession.
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