Medical geography and phthisic immunity in the high altitudes: The origins of a Therapeutic hypothesis

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serval:BIB_4607684A1CA1
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Medical geography and phthisic immunity in the high altitudes: The origins of a Therapeutic hypothesis
Périodique
Revue de géographie alpine / Journal of alpine research
Auteur(s)
Vaj Daniela
ISSN
0035-1121
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2005
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
93
Numéro
1
Pages
34-42
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Medical geography expanded considerably in the 19 th century. Its expansion was aided by a Neo-Hippocratic trend in medical thinking, progress in statistics and hygiene, and an overall vision of geography formulated early in the century by French and German geographers inspired by Alexander von Humboldt. By tracing out the process that prompted certain « doctor-geographers » to put forth the hypothesis of immunity phthisis in elevated regions, this article seeks to show how various trends in medical geography led to the establishment of the « altitude cure » as a treatment for tuberculosis.
Mots-clé
Medical geography, history of medicine, medical cartography, climatotherapy, tuberculosis, altitude
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