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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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Making a Solemn Protest: Site and Services at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Making a Solemn Protest: Site and Services at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition

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(p.123) 5 Making a Solemn Protest: Site and Services at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition
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Health and Medicine on Display
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Julie K. Brown

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026574.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the establishment of medical authority and the provision of medical services, the conditions for exposition workers, and the problems of imposing hygienic sanitation during the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition held in St. Louis, Missouri. It also examines how infectious disease was controlled and considers how and why the exposition differed from the previous events. The chapter first looks at the publicity rhetoric of the exposition and water issues faced by the city and the visitors. It then turns to the accidents and injuries suffered by workers during the exposition construction period from 1901 to 1904.

Keywords:   1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, medical authority, medical services, sanitation, St. Louis, infectious disease, publicity, water, accidents, injuries

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