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

  • Swedlund, Alan C
Date
[2010], ©2010
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Publication/Creation

Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2010], ©2010.

Physical description

xiii, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Contributors

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    FF.61.AA8-9
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ISBN

  • 9781558497191
  • 1558497196
  • 9781558497207
  • 155849720X