Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-3 of 3 items

  • Keywords: germ theory of disease x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

From the Ideology of the Township to the Gospel of Germs

Werner Troesken

in The Pox of Liberty: How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free, and Prone to Infection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226922171
eISBN:
9780226922195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922195.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter describes how the evolution of three ideologies simultaneously influenced economic development and the provision of public health in American history. The first of these was the ideology ... More


“Smallpox Is Dead”: The Public Health Campaign to (Almost) Eradicate a Species

Melanie Armstrong

in Germ Wars: The Politics of Microbes and America's Landscape of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292765
eISBN:
9780520966147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292765.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In the mid-twentieth century, a global war against smallpox demonstrated how microbial nature might be managed according to human desires. The germ theory of disease identified microbes as ... More


1896–1900: Metamorphosis

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

in A Doctor for Rural America: The Reforms of Frances Sage Bradley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179773
eISBN:
9780813179780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Attending the Medical College of the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, then graduating from Cornell Medical School in 1899 transformed Bradley into a physician with superior training. She ... More


View: