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The Resource Pseudo-science and society in nineteenth-century America, Arthur Wrobel, editor, (electronic book)

Pseudo-science and society in nineteenth-century America, Arthur Wrobel, editor, (electronic book)

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Pseudo-science and society in nineteenth-century America
Title
Pseudo-science and society in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Wrobel, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Progressive nineteenth-century Americans believed firmly that human perfection could be achieved with the aid of modern science. To many, the science of that turbulent age appeared to offer bright new answers to life's age-old questions. Such a climate, not surprisingly, fostered the growth of what we now view as ""pseudo-sciences"" -- disciplines delicately balancing a dubious inductive methodology with moral and spiritual concerns, disseminated with a combination of aggressive entrepreneurship and sheer entertainment.Such ""sciences"" as mesmerism, spiritualism, homoeopathy, hydropathy, and
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
615.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R733
LC item number
.P78 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wrobel, Arthur
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  • Alternative medicine
  • Quacks and quackery
  • United States
Label
Pseudo-science and society in nineteenth-century America, Arthur Wrobel, editor, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1915623
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813165035
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Pseudo-science and society in nineteenth-century America, Arthur Wrobel, editor, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1915623
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813165035
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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