Pneumonia Before Antibiotics

Pneumonia Before Antibiotics

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In Pneumonia Before Antibiotics, clinician-historian Scott H. Podolsky uses pneumonia's enduring prevalence and its centrality to the medical profession's therapeutic self-identity to examine the evolution of therapeutics in twentieth-century America.... immunizationaquot; of patients)a€a€”but as would be appreciated soon thereafter, they were administered with few parallel control cases. ... It became impossible to type each case so I made a great effort to obtain post mortem lung cultures on every case but here again the embalmers beat me out.a€ Under military conditions, moreover, the usual types I and II pneumococcal pneumonia were no longer found toanbsp;...

Title:Pneumonia Before Antibiotics
Author:Scott H. Podolsky
Publisher:JHU Press - 2006-03-23


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