The kiss of death: contagion, contamination, and folklore

Kitta, Andrea, author
Utah State University Press, publisher
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Disease is a social issue, not just a medical issue. Using specific legends and rumors, and exploring beliefs and practices that permeate notions of contagion and contamination, Kitta offers insight into vernacular conceptions of health and sickness and how medical and scientific institutions can use cultural literacy.--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Access is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.
Communicable diseases -- Folklore
Communicable diseases -- Transmission
Communicable diseases -- Psychological aspects
Epidemics -- Social aspects
Fear of contamination -- Folklore
Folklore -- Psychological aspects
Health attitudes
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