Bacteria in Britain, 1880-1939

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Focusing on the years between the identification of bacteria and the production of antibiotic medicine, Wall presents a study into how bacteriology has affected both clinical practice and public knowledge. The book examines hospitals, workplaces and communities experiencing epidemics of infectious disease.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPickering & Chatto Publishers
Number of pages254
ISBN (Electronic)9781315654478
ISBN (Print)9781138662308, 9781848934276
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameStudies for the Society of the Social History of Medicine
PublisherPickering and Chatto


  • hospital
  • bacteria
  • infectious disease
  • epidemics
  • occupational health
  • typhoid
  • tuberculosis
  • diphtheria
  • anthrax


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