Epidemics And History

Author: Sheldon J. Watts
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300080872
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This book will become the standard account of the way disease has transformed societies and of how the structuring of society, politics, the economy and the medical profession has shaped the spread and containment of epidemics.

Poisons Of The Past

Author: Mary Allerton Kilbourne Matossian
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300051216
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In this pathbreaking book, historian Mary Kilbourne Matossian argues that epidemics, sporadic outbursts of bizarre behavior, and low fertility and high death rates from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries may have been caused by food ...

The Burdens Of Disease

Author: J. N. Hays
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813548179
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This revised edition of The Burdens of Disease also studies the victims of epidemics, paying close attention to the relationships among poverty, power, and disease.

Aids

Author: Elizabeth Fee
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520063969
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Epidemics and History: Ecological Perspectives and Social Responses Guenter
B. Risse Current discussions concerning the AIDS epidemic contain references
about its possible African origin and hypotheses regarding the introduction and
spread of the disease in the United States. It seems plausible to postulate that a
set of biological factors, perhaps a viral mutation, had to find a favorable
ecological niche—made possible by new attitudes toward homosexuality and
widespread ...

Epidemics And Pandemics

Author: J. N. Hays
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851096582
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This book is a comprehensive examination of 50 epidemics, from ancient Greece to the present.

Plagues And Epidemics

Author: D. Ann Herring
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847887554
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Comparative Studies in Society and History 8: 452–463. ———. 1989. Disease in
history: Frames and framers. Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly 67 (Supplement 1
): 1–15. ———. 1992a. Explaining epidemics and other studies in the history of
medicine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ———. 1992b. What is an
epidemic? AIDS in historical perspective. In Explaining epidemics and other
studies in the history of medicine, by C. E. Rosenberg, 278–292. Cambridge:
Cambridge ...

Epidemics And Ideas

Author: Terence Ranger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521558310
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It is for these reasons that epidemic disease has always posed such a formidable
ideological challenge and has consistently provoked a wealth of speculation
seeking to harmonise the trauma and suffering experienced in great epidemics
with prevailing ideas on a broad range of other issues. Medieval Islamic society
was no exception to this, and through the course of medieval Islamic history
epidemic disease was the subject of formal and popular discussions which 77 4:
Epidemic ...

Rats Lice And History

Author: Hans Zinsser
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412806720
Size: 70.18 MB
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Occasionally there is a great soldier who knows, like General Bullard. He stands
out by contrast. However, this may seem like spleen. But not at all; it leads up to
our theme that soldiers have rarely won wars. They more often mop up after the
barrage of epidemics. And typhus, with its brothers and sisters, -— plague,
cholera, typhoid, dysentery,——-—has decided more campaigns than Caesar,
Hannibal, Napoleon, and all the inspector generals of history. The epidemics get
the blame ...

Medicine And Power In Tunisia 1780 1900

Author: Nancy Elizabeth Gallagher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521529396
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Social historians have seized upon epidemics and their effects on people's lives
as fundamental causes or 'motors of human history' and as unique sources of
historical insight. In the case of Tunisia from 1780 to 1900, epidemics were
indeed of major significance, being barometers of social change, catalysts of
medical reform, and even justification for political power. But contrary to the
analyses of many contemporary observers and modern historians, the epidemics
did not cause the ...