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Pneumonia before antibiotics : therapeutic evolution and evaluation in...

Title: Pneumonia before antibiotics : therapeutic evolution and evaluation in twentieth-century America / Scott H. Podolsky.
Author(s)/Relationship(s): Podolsky, Scott H.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Description: x, 254 p.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Language: eng
ISBN: 9780801883279 (hardcover : alk. paper)
080188327X (hardcover : alk. paper)
MeSH Subjects: Pneumonia, Pneumococcal --history
Pneumonia, Pneumococcal --therapy
Drug Therapy --history
Immunization, Passive --history
History, 20th Century
United States
Contents: The advent of type-specific antipneumococcal serotherapy -- A "specific" specific and the turbid age of applied immunology -- Fundamental tensions: clinical "proof" and clinical resistance -- The Massachusetts experiment and New (York) tensions -- The new standard, the new deal, and the pneumonia control programs -- Histology of a revolution -- A "modern" revolution: the limits and uses of controlled clinical trials -- The dismantling of pneumonia as a public health concern.
NLM Unique ID: 101262291


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