The Conquest of Epidemic Disease: A Chapter in the History of Ideas

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1980 - History - 411 pages
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The Conquest of Epidemic Disease, Charles-Edward Amory Winslow's classic study in the history of medicine and public health, returns to print in this attractive paperback editon for students, scholars, and practitioners.
 

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Contents

THE WORLD OF DEMONS
3
THE WRATH OF
35
METAPHYSICAL MEDICINE
40
THE UNIVERSE OF NATURAL
53
PRIMITIVE CONCEPTS OF CONTAGION
75
THE GREAT TEACHER
88
FRACASTORIUS VIII THE CONCEPTION OF A CONTAGIUM ANIMATUM
144
THE ENGLISH HIPPOCRATES
161
THREE PIONEER EPIDEMIOLOGISTS
267
PASTEUR
291
PETTENKOFERTHE LAST STAND
311
THE CONCEPT OF THE CARRIER
337
THE INSECT HOST
347
THE MODES OF INFECTION
362
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
383
REFERENCES
384

THE LAST OF THE PLAGUE TRACTATES
176
THE ENIGMA OF YELLOW FEVER
193
THE GREAT SANITARY AWAKENING
236

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Charles-Edward Amory Winslow (1977 1957) spent the greater part of his long and distinguished career at the Yale Medical School, where he was Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Public Health until his retirement in 1945. He was the author of hundreds of articles and more than twenty books, including the present work, which was originally published in 1943 by the Princeton University Press.

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