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Shadows in the valley :a cultural history of illness, death, and loss in New England, 1840-1916 /Alan C. Swedlund.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Swedlund, Alan C.
Publication
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press
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.
Date
c2010.
Description
Alan Swedlund examines the history of mortality in several small communities in western Massachusetts from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century--from just before the acceptance of the germ theory of disease through the early days of public health reform in the United States. --from publisher description
xiii, 246 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Complimentary copy, April 10, 2010.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
1558497196 (library cloth : alk. paper)
155849720X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781558497191 (library cloth : alk. paper)
9781558497207 (pbk. : alk. paper)
GUSN
256338
Call Number
Coll. RA418.3.N427 S94 2010 c. 2
Stacks RA418.3.N427 S94 2010
Descriptive terms
Attitude to Death
Death Social aspects History.
Diseases Social aspects History 19th century.
Diseases Social aspects History 20th century.
Funeral Rites history
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Loss (Psychology) Social aspects History.
Mortality Social aspects History.
Social conditions 19th century.
Social conditions 20th century.
Thanatology
Material Type
Statistics, Medical.
Places
New England
New England.

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