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Evolution of Preventive Medicine (Routledge Revivals)

ISBN 9781138906525
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
244 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1927, this book provides a complete study of the beginnings and early development of preventive medicine. It looks at the subject’s underlying principles and discusses the prominent writers of the past. Topics cover infection, plague, science and medicine, poverty and preventive medicine and the prevention of cholera, amongst others.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory  2. Theological and Sacerdotal Obsessions Concerning Disease  3. The Escape from and Relapse into Supernaturalism  4. The Beginnings of Emancipation  5. Stages in and Obstacles to Progress  6. The Relation of Science to Medicine  7. The Slow Subversion of Authority and Increment of Science  8. The Growth of our Knowledge of Infection  9. Epidemic Constitutions and Epidemiology  10. Early Struggles against Plague  11. Contagium Vivum  12. Sanitation and Social Improvement  13. Progress in the Eighteenth and Early Part of the Nineteenth Century  14. Poverty and Preventive Medicine  15. The Prevention of "Fever"  16. The Prevention of "Fever" (Continued)  17. The Prevention of Cholera  18. Disinfection in Preventive Medicine  19. Immunization against Infection  20. The Prevention of Non-specific Infection (Sepsis)  21. Food and Drink in Relation to Health  22. Infantile Hygiene  23. Modern Preventive Medicine;  Index of Proper Names;  Index of Subjects

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