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Disease and Civilization: The Cholera in Paris, 1832 (MIT Press)

Disease and Civilization explores the scientific and political ramifications of the great cholera epidemic of 1832, showing how its course and its conceptualization were affected by the social power relations of the time. The epidemic which claimed the lives of 18,000 people in Paris alone, was a watershed in the history of medicine: In France, it shook the complacency of a medical establishment that thought it had the means to prevent any onslaught and led to a revolution in the concept of public health.Francois Delaporte teaches at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico.

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Author: François Delaporte

Editor/Translator: Arthur Goldhammer, Paul Rabinow,

Binding: Paperback

Condition: New

Manufacturer: The MIT Press

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 270

Product group: Book

Studio: The MIT Press

Publication Date: September 7, 1989

Publisher: The MIT Press

Pages: 270

EAN: 9780262540551

ISBN: 026254055X

ASIN: 026254055X

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Art Goldhammer
Writer, translator, scholar, blogger on French Politics, affiliate of Harvard's Center for European Studies, writes for The American Prospect, The Nation, etc.