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The Germ of an Idea free pdf Germ of an Idea shows how a belief in contagion began to spread among a group of medical reformers who had been forced by nationality and religious nonconformity to follow alternative pathways to medical education and professional status in early eighteenth century Britain. It explains how contagionism shaped their ideas about the nature and behavior of diseases such as smallpox, plague, syphilis, and consumption and how it interacted with the belief that diseases were not imbalances, but specific entities.

About Margaret Delacy

Margaret DeLacy is an independent scholar. She received her Ph.D. in British history from Princeton University, USA. She is the author of Prison Reform in Lancashire, 1700-1850: A Study in County Administration and several articles on British medical history.

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Author : Margaret Delacy
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
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ISBN : 1137575271
EAN : 9781137575272
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 415 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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