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Book review: kept from all contagion: germ theory, disease, and the dilemma of human contact in late nineteenth-century literature by Kari Nixon

Matthews, Jodie (2020) Book review: kept from all contagion: germ theory, disease, and the dilemma of human contact in late nineteenth-century literature by Kari Nixon. LSE Review of Books (24 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Kept From All Contagion: Germ Theory, Disease, and the Dilemma of Human Contact in Late Nineteenth- Century Literature, Kari Nixon offers a new literary history exploring how late-nineteenth-century authors represented the conflict between the risk of contagion and vital social contact in a period which saw germ theory rise to public prominence. This is a skilled literary analysis for our time, writes Jodie Matthews, and is fascinating reading for anyone hoping to put the current COVID-19 pandemic in historical context

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2020 10:09
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106877

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