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The contagious city : the politics of public health in early Philadelphia / Simon Finger.

Author/creator Finger, Simon, 1977-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoIthaca : Cornell University Press, 2012.
Descriptionxiv, 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents "A rude place and an unpolisht man" : William Penn and the nature of Pennsylvania -- "An infancy of government" : population, authority, and the problem of proprietorship -- "A suitable charity or an effectual security" : community, contagion, and the care of strangers -- "A body corporate and politick" : association, interest, and improvement in a provincial city -- "Improvement in every part of the healing art" : transatlantic cultures of medical improvement -- "A fine field for professional improvement" : sites and sources of medical authority in the Revolutionary War -- "In a yielding state" : nervous nationalism in the new republic -- "Those friendly reciprocities" : panic and participation in the age of yellow fever -- "A matter of police" : fever and betrayal in the federal union.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2011051729
ISBN9780801448935 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN080144893X (cloth : alk. paper)

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