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Published: 30 June 1988

320 Pages | 12 illus.

ISBN: 9780198229476

Bookseller Code (06)

Below the Magic Mountain

A Social History of Tuberculosis in Twentieth-Century Britain

Linda Bryder

A Clarendon Press Publication

Oxford Historical Monographs

This original study examines the rise of the anti-tuberculosis movement in Britain, and the subsequent development of a new public health service and medical specialism. Bryder sees medical history as an integral part of a broader social and political arena, and includes discussions of the experiences of individual patients and public perceptions of the disease.