9780813512242-0813512247-The White Plague: Tuberculosis, Man and Society

The White Plague: Tuberculosis, Man and Society

ISBN-13: 9780813512242
ISBN-10: 0813512247
Edition: Reissue
Author: Dubos, Jean
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback 277 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813512242
ISBN-10: 0813512247
Edition: Reissue
Author: Dubos, Jean
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Paperback 277 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dubos, Jean wrote The White Plague: Tuberculosis, Man and Society comprising 277 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813512247 and 9780813512242. Since then The White Plague: Tuberculosis, Man and Society textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.31 or rent at the marketplace.

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In The White Plague, René and Jean Dubos argue that the great increase of tuberculosis was intimately connected with the rise of an industrial, urbanized society and—a much more controversial idea when this book first appeared forty years ago—that the progress of medical science had very little to do with the marked decline in tuberculosis in the twentieth century.

The White Plague has long been regarded as a classic in the social and environmental history of disease. This reprint of the 1952 edition features new introductory writings by two distinguished practitioners of the sociology and history of medicine. David Mechanic's foreword describes the personal and intellectual experience that shaped René Dubos's view of tuberculosis. Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz's historical introduction reexamines The White Plague in light of recent work on the social history of tuberculosis. Her thought-provoking essay pays particular attention to the broader cultural and medical assumptions about sickness and sick people that inform a society’s approach to the conquest of disease.

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