Confronting the Climate

British Airs and the Making of Environmental Medicine

  • Authors
  • Vladimir Janković

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Vladimir Janković
    Pages 1-14
  3. Vladimir Janković
    Pages 15-40
  4. Vladimir Janković
    Pages 41-65
  5. Vladimir Janković
    Pages 67-91
  6. Vladimir Janković
    Pages 93-117
  7. Vladimir Janković
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  8. Vladimir Janković
    Pages 151-155
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 157-229

About this book


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.


environment environmental medicine health

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-28934-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-11346-6
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