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No Magic Bullet A Social History of Venereal Disease in the United States Since 1880

Brandt, Allan M.

ISBN 10: 0195034694 / ISBN 13: 9780195034691
Published by Oxford University Press, 1985
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viii, 245 pp. Inscribed by author on flyleaf. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 013571

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Title: No Magic Bullet A Social History of Venereal...

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: 1/4 Tan Cloth Yellow Ppr Bds

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition First Printing.

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From Victorian anxieties about syphilis to the current hysteria over herpes and AIDS, the history of venereal disease in America forces us to examine social attitudes as well as purely medical concerns. In No Magic Bullet, Allan M. Brandt recounts the various medical, military, and public health responses that have arisen over the years--a broad spectrum that ranges from the incarceration of prostitutes during World War I to the establishment of required premarital blood tests.

Brandt demostrates that Americans' concerns about venereal disease have centered around a set of social and cultural values related to sexuality, gender, ethnicity, and class. At the heart of our efforts to combat these infections, he argues, has been the tendency to view venereal disease as both a punishment for sexual misconduct and an index of social decay. This tension between medical and moral approaches has significantly impeded efforts to develop "magic bullets"--drugs that would rid us of the disease--as well as effective policies for controlling the infections' spread.

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This book is devoted to tracing the historical record of this distinctive set of infectious diseases from the late nineteenth century to current epidemics of herpes and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

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