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Fungal disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000 : mycoses and modernity, Aya Homei and Michael Worboys

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Fungal disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000 : mycoses and modernity
Title
Fungal disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000
Title remainder
mycoses and modernity
Statement of responsibility
Aya Homei and Michael Worboys
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book, we discuss the changing medical and public profile of fungal infections in the period 1850-2000. We consider four sets of diseases: ringworm and athlete's foot (dermatophytosis); thrush or candidiasis (infection with Candida albicans); endemic, geographically specific infections in North America (coccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis and histoplasmosis) and mycotoxins; and aspergillosis (infection with Aspergillus fumigatus). We discuss each disease in relation to developing medical knowledge and practices, and to social changes associated with 'modernity'. Thus, mass schooling provided ideal conditions for the spread of ringworm of the scalp in children, and the rise of college sports and improvement of personal hygiene led to the spread of athlete's foot. Antibiotics seemed to open the body to more serious Candida infections, as did new methods to treat cancers and the development of transplantation. Regional fungal infections in North America came to the fore due to the economic development of certain regions, where population movement brought in non-immune groups who were vulnerable to endemic mycoses. Fungal toxins or mycotoxins were discovered as by-products of modern food storage and distribution technologies. Lastly, the rapid development and deployment of new medical technologies, such as intensive care and immunosuppression in the last quarter of the twentieth century, increased the incidence of aspergillosis and other systemic mycoses
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Homei, Aya
Dewey number
614.5/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QR245
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 K-404
  • WC 450
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
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Worboys, Michael
Series statement
Science, technology and medicine in modern history
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  • Mycoses
  • Mycoses
  • Mycoses
  • Antifungal Agents
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Neglected Diseases
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Diseases & disorders
  • History of medicine
  • Social & cultural history
  • Mycoses
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Diseases & disorders
  • History of medicine
  • Social & cultural history
  • Health and Wellbeing
Label
Fungal disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000 : mycoses and modernity, Aya Homei and Michael Worboys
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Ringworm: A Disease of Schools and Schooling -- Athlete's Foot: A Disease of Fitness and Hygiene -- Candida: A Disease of Antibiotics -- Endemic Mycoses, Mycotoxins and Allergies: Diseases of Social Change -- Aspergillosis: A Disease of Medical Progress
Control code
862231184
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xii, 225 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137377029
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/9781137377029
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
709698
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862231184
Label
Fungal disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000 : mycoses and modernity, Aya Homei and Michael Worboys
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Ringworm: A Disease of Schools and Schooling -- Athlete's Foot: A Disease of Fitness and Hygiene -- Candida: A Disease of Antibiotics -- Endemic Mycoses, Mycotoxins and Allergies: Diseases of Social Change -- Aspergillosis: A Disease of Medical Progress
Control code
862231184
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xii, 225 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137377029
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/9781137377029
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
709698
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862231184

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