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The contagious city : the politics of public health in early Philadelphia / Simon Finger.

Author:
Finger, Simon, 1977- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012.
Description:
xiv, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-217) and index.
Contents:
"A rude place and an unpolisht man": William Penn and the nature of Pennsylvania -- "An infancy of government": population, authority, and the problem of proprietorship -- "A suitable charity or an effectual security": community, contagion, and the care of strangers -- "A body corporate and politick" : association, interest, and improvement in a provincial city -- "Improvement in every part of the healing art": transatlantic cultures of medical improvement -- "A fine field for professional improvement": sites and sources of medical authority in the Revolutionary War -- "In a yielding state": nervous nationalism in the new republic -- "Those friendly reciprocities": panic and participation in the age of yellow fever -- "A matter of police": fever and betrayal in the federal union.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780801448935 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 080144893X (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2011051729
OCLC:
767566918
RCP:
C - S