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Author Arnold, Marc.

Title Disease, class and social change : tuberculosis in Folkestone and Sandgate, 1880-1930 / by Marc Arnold
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 310 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents pt. I. Representations of tuberculosis -- pt. II. Public health and private interests -- pt. III. Early sanatorium treatment
Summary This previously unexamined history of open-air treatment in English coastal resorts demonstrates how contrasting meanings were assigned to tuberculosis along lines of class. It assesses the shifting inter-relation of medical, political and social forces in determining responses to this devastating disease, and analyses the relationship between scientific ideas, in particular social evolution and germ theory, and attitudes to poverty and chronic disease. In Folkestone and Sandgate these confl .
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-307) and index
Subject Sanatoriums -- History.
Tuberculosis -- England -- Folkestone -- History.
Tuberculosis -- England -- Sandgate -- History.
Folkestone (England)
Sandgate (England)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1443843032 (electronic bk.)
9781443843034 (electronic bk.)