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Author Apel, Thomas A., author.

Title Feverish bodies, enlightened minds : science and the yellow fever controversy in the early American republic / Thomas A. Apel.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 191 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contexts and causes -- "Declare the past" -- "Nature is the great experimenter" -- "Let not God intervene" -- "In politics as well as medicine"; or, The arrogance of the enlightened -- Conclusion : "a new era in the science of medicine"?
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 30, 2016).
Summary From 1793 to 1805, yellow fever devastated US port cities in a series of terrifying epidemics. The search for the cause and prevention of the disease involved many prominent American intellectuals, including Noah Webster and Benjamin Rush. This investigation produced one of the most substantial and innovative outpourings of scientific thought in early American history. But it also led to a heated and divisive debate - both political and theological - around the place of science in American society. 'Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds' opens an important window onto the conduct of scientific inquiry in the early American republic.
Subject Yellow fever -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Yellow fever -- Etiology -- History -- 18th century.
Epidemics -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Diseases -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Medical sciences -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Diseases -- Causes and theories of causation -- History -- 18th century.
Yellow Fever -- history.
Yellow Fever -- epidemiology.
History, 18th Century.
United States -- epidemiology.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
SCIENCE -- History.
Diseases. (OCoLC)fst00895158
Diseases -- Causes and theories of causation. (OCoLC)fst00895163
Epidemics. (OCoLC)fst00914079
Medical sciences. (OCoLC)fst01014601
Yellow fever. (OCoLC)fst01182653
Yellow fever -- Etiology. (OCoLC)fst01182656
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Apel, Thomas A. Feverish bodies, enlightened minds. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2016 9780804797405 (DLC) 2015041710
ISBN 9780804799638 (electronic book)
0804799636 (electronic book)
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