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Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000

Mycoses and Modernity

Authors: Homei, A., Worboys, M.

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This book is open access under a CC BY license. The narrative of 20th-century medicine is the conquering of acute infectious diseases and the rise in chronic, degenerative diseases. The history of fungal infections does not fit this picture. This book charts the path of fungal infections from the mid 19th century to the dawn of the 21st century.

About the authors

Aya Homei is a Wellcome Trust Fellow at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK. She is currently working on a new book, Family Planning, Health Promotion and Global Medicine, 1945-1995: The Activities of Japanese Health Campaigners around the World (forthcoming).

Michael Worboys is Director of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK. He works on the history of infectious diseases and has recently published, with Neil Pemberton, Rabies in Britain: Dogs, Disease and Culture, 1830-2000 (Palgrave 2012).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Homei, Aya (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Ringworm: A Disease of Schools and Mass Schooling

    Homei, Aya (et al.)

    Pages 17-42

  • Athlete‚Äôs Foot: A Disease of Fitness and Hygiene

    Homei, Aya (et al.)

    Pages 43-66

  • Candida: A Disease of Antibiotics

    Homei, Aya (et al.)

    Pages 67-97

  • Endemic Mycoses and Allergies: Diseases of Social Change

    Homei, Aya (et al.)

    Pages 98-117

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-37702-9
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-37701-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $23.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-39263-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000
Book Subtitle
Mycoses and Modernity
Authors
Series Title
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37702-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137377029
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37701-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-39263-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 225
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