Bargaining for Life A Social History of Tuberculosis, 1876-1938
Bargaining for Life A Social History of Tuberculosis, 1876-1938
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812213676
  • ISBN: 081221367X
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press



Tuberculosis was the most common cause of death in the United States during the nineteenth century. The lingering illness devastated the lives of patients and families, and by the turn of the century, fears of infectiousness compounded their anguish. Historians have usually focused on the changing medical knowledge of tuberculosis or on the social campaigns to combat it.In Bargaining for Life, Barbara Bates documents the human story by chronicling how men and women attempted to cope with the illness, get treatment, earn their living, and maintain social relationships.Bates, Barbara is the author of 'Bargaining for Life A Social History of Tuberculosis, 1876-1938' with ISBN 9780812213676 and ISBN 081221367X.

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