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Author Bowen, Elliott G., 1983-

Title In search of sexual health diagnosing and treating syphilis in Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1890-1940 / Elliot Bowen
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2020]
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Contents Making the mecca of the American syphilitic, 1880-1910 -- "Administering to minds diseased": treating syphilis in turn-of-the-century Hot Springs -- Diagnosing syphilis at Army and Navy General Hospital, 1890-1912 -- The Hot Springs VD clinic, 1920-1937 -- From hygiene to hydrotherapy : private practitioners in Hot Springs, 1910-1940
Summary "This book examines the "venereal peril" of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from the perspective of medical practice and the many sufferers who annually journeyed to Hot Springs, AR, seeking relief for their venereal ailments. Syphilis's status as a stigmatized disease of "others" (namely, prostitutes, immigrants, and African Americans) had a direct impact on the kinds of treatment that patients received, and this led to very different outcomes for the Hot Springs pilgrims"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject United States. Public Health Service. Division of Venereal Diseases.
Army and Navy General Hospital (Hot Springs, Ark.)
United States. Public Health Service. Division of Venereal Diseases.
Hospitals -- Arkansas -- Hot Springs -- History
Soldiers -- Health and hygiene -- United States -- History
Syphilis -- Treatment -- Arkansas -- Hot Springs -- History
Soldiers -- Health and hygiene.
Syphilis -- Treatment.
Arkansas -- Hot Springs.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019047601
ISBN 1421438569