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Swedlund, Alan C
Shadows in the valley : a cultural history of illness, death, and loss in New England, 1840-1916 / Alan C. Swedlund
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2010
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 4th Floor  RA418.3.N427 S94 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Diseases -- Social aspects -- New England -- History -- 19th century
Diseases -- Social aspects -- New England -- History -- 20th century
Death -- Social aspects -- New England -- History
Mortality -- Social aspects -- New England -- History
Loss (Psychology) -- Social aspects -- New England -- History
Subject New England -- Social conditions -- 19th century
New England -- Social conditions -- 20th century
New England -- Statistics, Medical
Physical Description xiii, 246 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-233) and index
Contents Histories of illness and death -- Life and death in Massachusetts, Deerfield, and the Connecticut River Valley, 1620-1840 -- Cholera infantum -- The fevers of childhood -- Dutiful daughters, pallid young women -- Reproductive women, productive men -- Surviving the odds : the "privilege" of old age -- Managing disease in the long nineteenth century : numeracy and nosology, nature and nurture, 1840-1916 -- Bodies of evidence : death, loss, and the search for meaning -- Appendixes: Data collection and evaluation; A: Infant mortality; B: Scarlet fever; C: Tuberculosis in young women; D: Old age

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