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Confronting the Climate

British Airs and the Making of Environmental Medicine

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  • © 2010


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This book explores the social origins of the Western preoccupation with health and environmental hazards. It looks at the rise of the dichotomy between the vulnerable 'in' and the threatening 'out' by examining the pathologies associated with weather, domestic space, ventilation, clothing, and travel in Britain at the turn of the 19th century.

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'...fascinating book...overall this is an original and informative addition to the historical literature on health and environment.' - Stephen Mosley, Leeds Metropolitan University, Social History of Medicine

'Thought-provoking By showing the extensive links between ideas of bodies, comfort, risk, and moral behavior, Jankovic has ensured a more complicated discussion of modern environmental thought.' - The History of Science Society

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VLADIMIR JANKOVIC Wellcome Research Lecturer in the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester, UK.

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