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Diphtheria

Anne Hardy

in The Epidemic Streets: Infectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine 1856–1900

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203773
eISBN:
9780191675966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203773.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Diphtheria was first clinically recognized in England in the late 1850s. Until 1894 the identity and nature of diphtheria was a source of confusion and argument within the English medical profession. ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


From the Anatomy Theater to the Political Theater: Journals and the Making of “British Medicine” in Early Nineteenth-Century London

Carin Berkowitz

in Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280394
eISBN:
9780226280424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280424.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter three addresses in detail the creation of a British medical tradition and the use of anti-French rhetoric in the conservative reform movement in Britain. While this political rhetoric was ... More


Industrial psychology’s influence on the recruitment and welfare of general and mental nurses, 1930–48

Debbie Palmer

in Who cared for the carers?: A history of the occupational health of nurses, 1880-1948

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090875
eISBN:
9781781707043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090875.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Psychological ideas, chapter five argues, became increasingly influential as recruitment problems intensified during the Second World War. This chapter assesses industrial psychology’s influence on ... More


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