9780226726779-0226726770-The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866

The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866

ISBN-13: 9780226726779
ISBN-10: 0226726770
Edition: 2nd
Author: Rosenberg, Charles E.
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 276 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226726779
ISBN-10: 0226726770
Edition: 2nd
Author: Rosenberg, Charles E.
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 276 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rosenberg, Charles E. wrote The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866 comprising 276 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226726770 and 9780226726779. Since then The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.68 or rent at the marketplace.

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Cholera was the classic epidemic disease of the nineteenth century, as the plague had been for the fourteenth. Its defeat was a reflection not only of progress in medical knowledge but of enduring changes in American social thought. Rosenberg has focused his study on New York City, the most highly developed center of this new society. Carefully documented, full of descriptive detail, yet written with an urgent sense of the drama of the epidemic years, this narrative is as absorbing for general audiences as it is for the medical historian. In a new Afterword, Rosenberg discusses changes in historical method and concerns since the original publication of The Cholera Years.

"A major work of interpretation of medical and social thought . . . this volume is also to be commended for its skillful, absorbing presentation of the background and the effects of this dread disease."—I.B. Cohen, New York Times

"The Cholera Years is a masterful analysis of the moral and social interest attached to epidemic disease, providing generally applicable insights into how the connections between social change, changes in knowledge and changes in technical practice may be conceived."—Steven Shapin, Times Literary Supplement

"In a way that is all too rarely done, Rosenberg has skillfully interwoven medical, social, and intellectual history to show how medicine and society interacted and changed during the 19th century. The history of medicine here takes its rightful place in the tapestry of human history."—John B. Blake, Science

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