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Finger, Simon, 1977-
The contagious city : the politics of public health in early Philadelphia / Simon Finger
Alternate Title Politics of public health in early Philadelphia
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  RA448.P45 F56 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Public health -- Political aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century
Communicable diseases -- Political aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century
Social medicine -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century
Subject Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Politics and government -- 18th century
Physical Description xiv, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-217) and index
Contents "A rude place and an unpolisht man": William Penn and the nature of Pennsylvania -- "An infancy of government": population, authority, and the problem of proprietorship -- "A suitable charity or an effectual security": community, contagion, and the care of strangers -- "A body corporate and politick" : association, interest, and improvement in a provincial city -- "Improvement in every part of the healing art": transatlantic cultures of medical improvement -- "A fine field for professional improvement": sites and sources of medical authority in the Revolutionary War -- "In a yielding state": nervous nationalism in the new republic -- "Those friendly reciprocities": panic and participation in the age of yellow fever -- "A matter of police": fever and betrayal in the federal union

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