The History of A Modern Malady
Jackson, Mark (Book - 2006 )

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Authors: Jackson, Mark, 1959-
Title: Allergy
the history of a modern malady
Publisher: London : Reaktion, c2006
Characteristics: 288 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mark Jackson
ISBN: 9781861892713
Branch Call Number: 614.5993 J13a 2006
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Social medicine Allergy
Topical Term: Social medicine
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Every spring, summer, and fall it descends on us, bringing rounds of sneezing, headaches, and stuffed noses. It attacks through foods, animals, plants, and innumerable chemical combinations. It is among the most common and potentially lethal afflictions known. It has a unique history as both a me... Read More »

Only a century ago, allergies as we know them didn't exist. Ailments such as hay fever, asthma, and food intolerance were considered rare and non-fatal diseases that affected only the upper classes of Western society.

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