Health, Medicine and Society

Health, Medicine and Society

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Explain why tuberculosis came to be seen as such an important public health issue in the early twentieth century, and account for the dominant approaches to its prevalence?

No minimum amount of required sources, but attached is a list of suggested readings for the topic.

Bates, B., Bargaining for Life: A Social History of Tuberculosis, 1876-1938. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.

Bryder, L., ‘Papworth Village Settlement: A Unique Experiment in the Treatment and Care of the tuberculous?’, Medical History, v.28. no.2. 1984, pp.372-390.

Bryder, L., Below the magic Mountain: A Social History of Tuberculosis in Twentieth-century Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Bynum, L., Spitting Blood: The History of Tuberculosis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Condrau, F. & M. Worboys (eds), Tuberculosis Then and Now: Perspectives on the History of an Infectious Disease. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.

Connolly, C.A., Saving Sickly Children: the Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909-1970 [electronic resource]. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University press, 2008.

Dormandy, T., The White Death: A History of Tuberculosis. New York: New York University Press, 1999.

Feldberg, G.D., Disease and Class: Tuberculosis and the Shaping of North American Society. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

James W. Allan, ‘Graduated Labour at Bellefield Sanatorium’, Glasgow Medical Journal, January 1911, pp.34-41

Jones, G., ‘Captain of all These Mean of Death’: The History of Tuberculosis in Nineteenth and Twentieth-century Ireland. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2001.

Lerner, B.H., Contagion and Confinement: Controlling Tuberculosis along the Skid Road. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.

Ott, K., Fevered Lives: Tuberculosis in American Culture Since 1870.

Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1996.

Rothman, S.M., Living in the Shadow of Death: Tuberculosis and the Social Experience of Illness in American History. New York: BasicBooks, 1994.

Smith, F.B., The Retreat of tuberculosis, 1850-1950. London & New York: Croom Helm, 1988.