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Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion [electronic resource] : a history of public health and migration to Los Angeles / Emily K. Abel.

By: Abel, Emily K.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Critical issues in health and medicine: Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (x, 188 p.).ISBN: 9780813543826 (electronic bk.); 0813543827 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Tuberculosis -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century | Tuberculosis -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century | Immigrants -- Diseases -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century | Immigrants -- Diseases -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century | Immigrants -- Medical care -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century | Immigrants -- Medical care -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century | Discrimination in medical care -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century | Discrimination in medical care -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century | Public health -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century | Public health -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 19th century | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century | Tuberculosis, Pulmonary -- Los Angeles -- History | History, 19th Century -- Los Angeles | History, 20th Century -- Los Angeles | Minority Groups -- Los Angeles | Prejudice -- Los Angeles | Public Health -- Los Angeles -- History | MEDICAL -- OncologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Tuberculosis and the politics of exclusion.DDC classification: 616.9/9500979494 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Pestilence in the promised land -- Strategies of exclusion -- Creating a tuberculosis program -- "Outsiders" -- Slashing services in the Great Depression -- Expelling Mexicans and Filipinos -- "Agitation over the migrant issue" -- Fighting TB in Black Los Angeles.
Summary: Though notorious for its polluted air today, the city of Los Angeles once touted itself as a health resort. After the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1876, publicists launched a campaign to portray the city as the promised land, circulating countless stories of miraculous cures for the sick and debilitated. As more and more migrants poured in, however, a gap emerged between the city?s glittering image and its dark reality. Emily K. Abel shows how the association of the disease with ?tramps? during the 1880s and 1890s and Dust Bowl refugees during the 1930s provoked exclusionary mea.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-177) and index.

Pestilence in the promised land -- Strategies of exclusion -- Creating a tuberculosis program -- "Outsiders" -- Slashing services in the Great Depression -- Expelling Mexicans and Filipinos -- "Agitation over the migrant issue" -- Fighting TB in Black Los Angeles.

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Though notorious for its polluted air today, the city of Los Angeles once touted itself as a health resort. After the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1876, publicists launched a campaign to portray the city as the promised land, circulating countless stories of miraculous cures for the sick and debilitated. As more and more migrants poured in, however, a gap emerged between the city?s glittering image and its dark reality. Emily K. Abel shows how the association of the disease with ?tramps? during the 1880s and 1890s and Dust Bowl refugees during the 1930s provoked exclusionary mea.

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