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De Ruiters van de Apocalyps: 'Alcoholisme, tuberculose, syfilis' en degeneratie in medisch België, circa 1870-1940

Liesbet Nys UGent (2002) TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS. 115(1). p.26-46
abstract
At the end of the nineteenth and in the beginning of the twentieth century alcoholism, tuberculosis and venereal diseases were often considered to be the three great plagues of mankind. All kinds of connections were supposed to exist between these three diseases, to such an extent that one could speak of an alcoholism-tuberculosis-syphillis triangle or topos. This article deals with the way Belgian doctors perceived these connections and draws attention to the important role they assigned to alehouses and prostitutes in this respect. It also reveals the fears of physical and moral decadence and degeneration behind the triangular association, as well as its social and political consequences.
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The Horsemen of the Apocalypse : 'Alcoholism, tuberculosis, syphilis' and degeneration in medical Belgium, 1870-1940
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published
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journal title
TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS
Tijdschr. geschied.
volume
115
issue
1
pages
26 - 46
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Article
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000174074200002
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0040-7518
language
Dutch
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no
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1172779
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1172779
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2011-02-27 01:40:32
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  title        = {De Ruiters van de Apocalyps: 'Alcoholisme, tuberculose, syfilis' en degeneratie in medisch Belgi{\"e}, circa 1870-1940},
  volume       = {115},
  year         = {2002},
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Chicago
Nys, Liesbet. 2002. “De Ruiters Van De Apocalyps: ‘Alcoholisme, Tuberculose, Syfilis’ En Degeneratie in Medisch België, Circa 1870-1940.” Tijdschrift Voor Geschiedenis 115 (1): 26–46.
APA
Nys, Liesbet. (2002). De Ruiters van de Apocalyps: “Alcoholisme, tuberculose, syfilis” en degeneratie in medisch België, circa 1870-1940. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS, 115(1), 26–46.
Vancouver
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Nys L. De Ruiters van de Apocalyps: “Alcoholisme, tuberculose, syfilis” en degeneratie in medisch België, circa 1870-1940. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS. 2002;115(1):26–46.
MLA
Nys, Liesbet. “De Ruiters Van De Apocalyps: ‘Alcoholisme, Tuberculose, Syfilis’ En Degeneratie in Medisch België, Circa 1870-1940.” TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS 115.1 (2002): 26–46. Print.