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Health and Medicine on DisplayInternational Expositions in the United States, 1876-1904$
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Julie K. Brown

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262026574

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262026574.001.0001

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Exposition Infrastructure and Exhibition Display

Exposition Infrastructure and Exhibition Display

An Introduction

(p.1) 1 Exposition Infrastructure and Exhibition Display
Health and Medicine on Display

Julie K. Brown

The MIT Press

This book explores how international expositions helped promote a public awareness of health and medicine during the period between 1876 to 1904, when the United States was making a transition from the excesses of the Gilded Age to the early reform years of the Progressive Era. It discusses how exhibits at the expositions attempted to connect the public with issues directly related to modern health and medicine in the context of state medicine and public hygiene. These changes played out within four international expositions: the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis.

Keywords:   United States, international expositions, exhibits, health, medicine, public hygiene, Gilded Age, Progressive Era

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