Description - Right Living by Charles E. Rosenberg
During the 18th and much of the 19th century, most Americans healed themselves at home, as their ancestors had done for centuries. They relied upon books and pamphlets addressing health and diseases, diet, exercise, sex, mental health - everything one needed to know about how to avoid illness and what to do if illness or injury should strike. In this book, Charles E. Rosenberg and his co-authors analyse these early health-orientated books, pamphlets and broadsides - their origins, content, role and authorship - and contribute to our understanding of their role in everyday life. The book also offers insight into the world views and bedside practices of another time by examining the shaping and transmission of the English and continental tradition, the persistent interest in sexual relations and their consequences, and the changing uses of print as a commodity and as a product of specific, time-bound technologies.
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(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Johns Hopkins University Press
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Author Biography - Charles E. Rosenberg
Charles E. Rosenberg is the Ernest E. Monrad Professor in the Social Sciences in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. He is the author of No Other Gods: On Science and American Social Thought and The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System, both available from Johns Hopkins.