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The Gospel of Germs

Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life

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ISBN 9780674357082

Publication Date: 09/01/1999

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368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 halftones

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  • Preface: Memories of Disease Past
  • Introduction: The Gospel of Germs
  • I. The Gospel Emergent, 1870–1890
    • Apostles of the Germ
    • Whited Sepulchers
    • Entrepreneurs of the Germ
  • II. The Gospel Triumphant, 1890–1920
    • Disciples of the Laboratory
    • Tuberculosis Religion
    • The Domestication of the Germ
  • III. The Gospel in Practice, 1900–1930
    • Antisepticonscious America
    • The Wages of Dirt Were Death
    • The Two-Edged Sword
  • IV. The Gospel in Retreat
    • The Waning of Enthusiasm
    • Epilogue: The Gospel of Germs in the Age of AIDS
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2002 William H. Welch Medal, American Association for the History of Medicine
  • 2001 Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize, History of Science Society
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