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The Resource Miasmas and disease : public health and the environment in the pre-industrial age, Carlo M. Cipolla ; translated by Elizabeth Potter

Miasmas and disease : public health and the environment in the pre-industrial age, Carlo M. Cipolla ; translated by Elizabeth Potter

Label
Miasmas and disease : public health and the environment in the pre-industrial age
Title
Miasmas and disease
Title remainder
public health and the environment in the pre-industrial age
Statement of responsibility
Carlo M. Cipolla ; translated by Elizabeth Potter
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
This book explores the themes of health, medicine, and the origins of infectious disease in pre-industrial Italy. Using the papers of the Magistrato alla Sanita, the Florence Health Magistracy, covering the first 30 years of the 17th century, the author recreates the ecological and medical environment of the Florentine countryside. The book opens with an analysis of the Sanitation Office in Florence, the Uffici de Sanita, of its regional inspectors and their grasp of epidemiological principles. It reveals the transformation of the Office from a temporary administrative body into a permanent institution with preventative aims. And it documents, through their own verbatim accounts, the endeavours of intelligent and motivated doctors and medical inspectors to combat disease within a superstitious culture and an environment of dirt. The book shows how tantalizingly close was contemporary medical practice, focused on the physical elements, humours, and pungent exhalations, to the real sources of infection - dirt, rubbish, and sanitary effluents. Cipolla shows how, despite limitations in knowledge, the painful process of 17th century discovery provided the basis for modern medical insight
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cipolla, Carlo M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Potter, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public health
  • Hygiène du milieu
  • Salubrité publique
  • Santé publique
  • Volksgezondheid
  • Epidemieën
  • Médecine
  • Santé publique
  • MEDICAL / History
  • Public health
  • Italy
  • Environmental Health
  • History, 17th Century
  • Public Health
  • Sanitation
  • Italy
Label
Miasmas and disease : public health and the environment in the pre-industrial age, Carlo M. Cipolla ; translated by Elizabeth Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Miasmi ed umori
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-90) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Health Boards in Italy and Epidemiological Concepts -- 'Miasmas, Filth and Rubbish' -- Medical Reports and the Florentine Health Magistrates -- Doctors, Diseases and the People -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn956950277
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 101 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156928
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dst6g7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956950277
Label
Miasmas and disease : public health and the environment in the pre-industrial age, Carlo M. Cipolla ; translated by Elizabeth Potter
Publication
Note
Translation of: Miasmi ed umori
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-90) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Health Boards in Italy and Epidemiological Concepts -- 'Miasmas, Filth and Rubbish' -- Medical Reports and the Florentine Health Magistrates -- Doctors, Diseases and the People -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn956950277
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 101 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156928
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dst6g7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956950277

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