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The Resource Another person's poison : a history of food allergy, Matthew Smith

Another person's poison : a history of food allergy, Matthew Smith

Label
Another person's poison : a history of food allergy
Title
Another person's poison
Title remainder
a history of food allergy
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To some, food allergies seem like fabricated cries for attention. For others, they pose a dangerous health threat. Food allergies are bound up with so many personal and ideological concerns that it is difficult to determine what is medical and what is myth. This book parses the political, economic, cultural, and genuine health factors of a phenomenon that now dominates our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. Surveying the history of food allergy from ancient times to the present, Another Person's Poison also gives readers a clear grasp of new medical findings on allergies and what they say about our environment, our immune system, and the nature of the food we consume. For most of the twentieth century, food allergies were considered a fad or junk science. While many physicians and clinicians argued that certain foods could cause a range of chronic problems, from asthma and eczema to migraines and hyperactivity, others believed that allergies were psychosomatic. Another Person's Poison traces the trajectory of this debate and its effect on public-health policy and the production, manufacture, and consumption of food. Are rising allergy rates purely the result of effective lobbying and a booming industry built on self-diagnosis and expensive remedies? Or should physicians become more flexible in their approach to food allergies and more careful in their diagnoses? Exploring the issue from scientific, political, economic, social, and patient-centered perspectives, this book is the first to engage fully with the history of what is now a major modern affliction, illuminating society's troubled relationship with food, disease, and the creation of medical knowledge
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Matthew
Dewey number
616.97/5
Index
index present
LC call number
RC596
LC item number
.S39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WD 310
Series statement
Arts and traditions of the table: perspectives on culinary history
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Food allergy
Label
Another person's poison : a history of food allergy, Matthew Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Food allergy before allergy -- Anaphylaxis, allergy, and the food factor in disease -- Strangest of all maladies -- Panic? or the pantry? -- An immunological explosion? -- The problem with peanuts
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780231164849
Lccn
2014041702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn893784375
  • (OCoLC)893784375
Label
Another person's poison : a history of food allergy, Matthew Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Food allergy before allergy -- Anaphylaxis, allergy, and the food factor in disease -- Strangest of all maladies -- Panic? or the pantry? -- An immunological explosion? -- The problem with peanuts
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780231164849
Lccn
2014041702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn893784375
  • (OCoLC)893784375

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