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Driven by Fear: Epidemics and Isolation in San Francisco's House of Pestilence

Guenter B. Risse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039843
eISBN:
9780252097959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039843.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

From the late nineteenth century until the 1920s, authorities instructed San Francisco's Pesthouse to segregate the diseased from the rest of the city. This book places this forgotten institution ... More


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