Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle Over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

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Vomiting. Diarrhea. Dehydration. Death. Confusion. In 1832, the arrival of cholera in the United States created widespread panic throughout the country. For the rest of the century, epidemics swept through American cities and towns, killing thousands. Physicians of all stripes offered conflicting answers to the cholera puzzle, ineffectively responding with opiates, bleeding, quarantines, and all manner of remedies, before the identity of the dreaded infection was consolidated under the germ theory of disease some sixty ...

Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle Over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century 2013, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226017631

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Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle Over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century 2013, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226017464

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