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The Resource Explaining epidemics and other studies in the history of medicine, Charles E. Rosenberg, (electronic resource)

Explaining epidemics and other studies in the history of medicine, Charles E. Rosenberg, (electronic resource)

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Explaining epidemics and other studies in the history of medicine
Title
Explaining epidemics and other studies in the history of medicine
Statement of responsibility
Charles E. Rosenberg
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Medicine has always had its historians; but until recently it was a history written by and for practitioners. Charles Rosenberg has been one of the key figures in recent decades in opening up the history of medicine beyond parochial concerns and instead viewing medicine in the rich currents of intellectual and social change of the past two centuries. This book brings together for the first time in one place many of Professor Rosenberg's most important essays. The first two sections of essays, focusing on ideas and institutions, are meant at the same time to underline interactions between these realms. The essays treat such topics as therapeutics and its relationship to social change in the nineteenth century; the practice of medicine in New York a century ago; and the rise and fall of the dispensary. The third section of the book focuses on the attempt to use history as a resource for discussion of a medical world that often seems out of control and in a semi-permanent crisis, economic, organizational, and humane. The essays discuss themes that have become visible to the public – deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill and the status of psychiatry; the hospital as a social and economic problem; and the social negotiations surrounding AIDS.--
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Rosenberg, Charles E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Medicine
  • Epidemiology
Label
Explaining epidemics and other studies in the history of medicine, Charles E. Rosenberg, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511666865
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The therapeutic revolution: medicine, meaning, and social change in nineteenth-century America -- Medical text and social context: explaining William Buchan's Domestic medicine -- John Gunn: everyman's physician -- Body and mind in nineteenth-century medicine: some clinical origins of the neurosis construct -- Florence Nightingale on contagion: the hospital as moral universe -- Cholera in nineteenth-century Europe: a tool for social and economic analysis -- The practice of medicine in New York a century ago -- Social class and medical care in nineteenth-century America: the rise and fall of the dispensary -- From almshouse to hospital: the shaping of Philadelphia General Hospital -- Making it in urban medicine: a career in the age of scientific medicine -- The crisis in psychiatric legitimacy: reflections on psychiatry, medicine, and public policy -- Disease and social order in America: perceptions and expectations
  • (cont) What is an epidemic? AIDS in historical perspective -- Explaining epidemics -- Framing disease: illness, society, and history -- Looking backward, thinking forward: the roots of hospital crisis
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CR9780511666865
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 357 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521395694
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)715162148
Label
Explaining epidemics and other studies in the history of medicine, Charles E. Rosenberg, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511666865
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The therapeutic revolution: medicine, meaning, and social change in nineteenth-century America -- Medical text and social context: explaining William Buchan's Domestic medicine -- John Gunn: everyman's physician -- Body and mind in nineteenth-century medicine: some clinical origins of the neurosis construct -- Florence Nightingale on contagion: the hospital as moral universe -- Cholera in nineteenth-century Europe: a tool for social and economic analysis -- The practice of medicine in New York a century ago -- Social class and medical care in nineteenth-century America: the rise and fall of the dispensary -- From almshouse to hospital: the shaping of Philadelphia General Hospital -- Making it in urban medicine: a career in the age of scientific medicine -- The crisis in psychiatric legitimacy: reflections on psychiatry, medicine, and public policy -- Disease and social order in America: perceptions and expectations
  • (cont) What is an epidemic? AIDS in historical perspective -- Explaining epidemics -- Framing disease: illness, society, and history -- Looking backward, thinking forward: the roots of hospital crisis
Control code
CR9780511666865
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 357 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521395694
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)715162148

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