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The Story of Modern Preventive Medicine (Routledge Revivals)
Being a Continuation of the Evolution of Preventive Medicine

ISBN 9781138908086
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
310 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1929, this book is a continuation of Arthur Newsholme’s Evolution of Preventive Medicine, published in 1927, which was concerned with the possibilities in progress of prevention of disease, up to the middle of the nineteenth century. The current volume focuses on the modern period and looks at the work of Louis Pasteur in particular. It provides a complete overview of the subject of preventive medicine at the time, and should be used as the basis for more detailed study. The book will be useful to those in medical circles, as well as historians interested in medicine.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Prevention of Specific Diseases  1. Introductory Considerations  2. Causation of Disease  3. The Earlier Work of Pasteur and His Predecessors  4. The First and Greatest Triumph in Application of Germ Theory  5. Earlier Discoveries in Bacteriology  6. Earlier Attempts at Specific Prophylaxis  7. The Prevention of Rabies  8. The Prevention of Diphtheria  9. Bacteriology in Relation to Immunity and to Diagnosis  10. The Prevention of Cholera  11. The Prevention of Enteric or Typhoid Fever  12. The Prevention of Undulant (Malta or Mediterranean) Fever  13. The Prevention of Louse-Borne Diseases  14. Hookworm disease (Ankylostomiasis)  15. The Prevention of Plague  16. Filariasos and Texas Fever  17. The Prevention of Malaria  18. The Prevention of Yellow Fever  19. The Prevention of Venereal Diseases  20. The Prevention of Tuberculosis  Part 2: Some Physical and Social Conditions of Health  21. Air and Ventilation  22. Fog, Smoke, Sunlight  23. Housing and Occupation  Part 3: Some Physiological Conditions of Health  24. The Prevention of Goitre and Cretinism  25. Excess and Deficiences of Food  26. Hormones and Vitamins  27. The Prevention of Rickets  28. The Prevention of Scurvy, Beri-Beri and Xerophthalmia  29. The Prevention of the Alcoholic Evil;  Index

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