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9780812213676

Bargaining for Life A Social History of Tuberculosis, 1876-1938

Bargaining for Life A Social History of Tuberculosis, 1876-1938
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  • Comments: Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780812213676
  • ISBN: 081221367X
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

AUTHOR

Bates, Barbara

SUMMARY

Tuberculosis was the most common cause of death in the United States during the nineteenth century. The lingering illness devastated the lives of patients and families, and by the turn of the century, fears of infectiousness compounded their anguish. Historians have usually focused on the changing medical knowledge of tuberculosis or on the social campaigns to combat it.In Bargaining for Life, Barbara Bates documents the human story by chronicling how men and women attempted to cope with the illness, get treatment, earn their living, and maintain social relationships.Bates, Barbara is the author of 'Bargaining for Life A Social History of Tuberculosis, 1876-1938' with ISBN 9780812213676 and ISBN 081221367X.

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