Contagionism catches on : medical ideology in Britain, 1730-1800 /

This book shows how contagionism evolved in eighteenth century Britain and describes the consequences of this evolution. By the late eighteenth century, the British medical profession was divided between traditionalists, who attributed acute diseases to the interaction of internal imbalances with ex...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: DeLacy, Margaret (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Palgrave MacMillan, [2017]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Fever theory and British contagionism in the mid-eighteenth century
  • Contagionism after 1750: John Pringle and James Lind
  • Animate disease after 1750: Exanthemata viva
  • Counting and classifying diseases: contagion, enumeration and Cullen's nosology
  • John Haygarth and the campaign for contagion
  • Contagionism, politics and the public in Manchester, 1780-1795
  • Institutionalizing contagionism: the Manchester House of Recovery
  • Conclusion: a new medicine.