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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, others believed that allergies were psychosomatic. This book traces the trajectory of this debate and its effect on public-health policy and the production, manufacture, and consumption of food. Exploring the issue from scientific, political, economic, social, and patient-centered perspectives, Another Person's Poison illuminates society's troubled relationship with food, disease, nature, and the creation of medical knowledge.

Smith, Matthew

Another Person’s Poison

A History of Food Allergy

Series:Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History

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May 2015
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Four. Panic? Or the Pantry?

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Four. Panic? Or the Pantry? (2015). Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy (pp. 97–124). https://doi.org/10.7312/smit16484-007

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.7312/smit16484

Online ISBN: 9780231539197

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