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Author Ballenger, Jesse F.

Title Self, senility, and Alzheimer's disease in modern America : a history / Jesse F. Ballenger
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 236 pages)
Contents The stereotype of senility in late-nineteenth-century America -- Beyond the characteristic plaques and tangles -- From senility to successful aging -- The renaissance of pathology -- The health politics of anguish -- The preservation of selfhood in the culture of dementia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-229) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Alzheimer's disease -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Alzheimer Disease -- history.
Attitude to Health.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Self Concept.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0801882761 (print)
0801888883 (electronic bk.)
9780801882760 (print)
9780801888885 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)