9781350009370-1350009377-Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease

Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease

ISBN-13: 9781350009370
ISBN-10: 1350009377
Author: Day, Carolyn A.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Format: Paperback 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781350009370
ISBN-10: 1350009377
Author: Day, Carolyn A.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Format: Paperback 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors Day, Carolyn A. wrote Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease comprising 208 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1350009377 and 9781350009370. Since then Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Long before "heroin chic" made headlines, the emaciated figure and feverish flush associated with tuberculosis victims were admired as beautiful. As the disease spread throughout Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it became commonplace toregard tuberculosis as a positive affliction, one to be emulated in beauty practices and dress. While medical writers believed that the fashionable way of life of many women actually rendered them susceptible to the disease, Carolyn A. Day investigates the deliberate and widespread flouting of admonitions against these fashion practices in the pursuit of beauty.

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