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Fevered Lives - a book by Ott, Katherine

Fevered Lives

Tuberculosis in American Culture Since 1870

Fevered Lives( )
Author: Ott, Katherine
ISBN:978-0-674-18315-5
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
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Fevered Lives explores the changing meanings of consumption/tuberculosis in an extraordinarily readable cultural history. Emphasizing the material culture of disease, Ott traces the shift from the pre-industrial world of 1870, in which consumption was conceived of primarily as a middle-class malaise that conferred virtue, heightened spirituality, and gentility on the sufferer, to the post-industrial world of today, in which tuberculosis is viewed as a microscopic enemy, fought...
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