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Author Finger, Simon, 1977- author

Title The contagious city : the politics of public health in early Philadelphia / Simon Finger
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary This text details how early Americans struggled to preserve their collective health against both the strange new perils of the colonial environment and the familiar dangers of the traditional city, through a period of profound transformation in both politics and medicine
Notes Previously issued in print: 2012
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on June 9, 2016)
Subject Communicable diseases -- Political aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century.
Public health -- Political aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century.
Social medicine -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0801464005
9780801464003 (ebook)