Knowledge and Practice in European Medicine: The Case of Infectious Diseases

  • Henk A. M. J. Ten Have
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 36)


In early summer 1832, a new disease entered the Netherlands through the port of Scheveningen. During July and August the disease had spread throughout all major towns and cities in a nation-wide epidemic. In fact, the disease entered the Netherlands rather late. It had appeared in Moscow in September, 1830; it invaded the British Isles a year later; it made its dramatic impact on Paris in March, 1832.


Eighteenth Century Medical Knowledge Epidemic Disease Scientific Medicine Invisible Particle 
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  • Henk A. M. J. Ten Have
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  1. 1.University of LimburgMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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