First Horseman Disease in Human History

ISBN-10: 0131893416
ISBN-13: 9780131893412
Edition: 2007
Authors: John Aberth
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Description: For undergraduate courses in World History I and II. nbsp; This text intends to emphasis to students that widespread, deadly disease is not a distant historical phenomenon, but a continuing threat to humanity. It explains the economic, political,  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.40
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

For undergraduate courses in World History I and II. nbsp; This text intends to emphasis to students that widespread, deadly disease is not a distant historical phenomenon, but a continuing threat to humanity. It explains the economic, political, social, and psychological problems that deadly diseases have caused in our past and the challenges we face currently and in the future. The importance of this study is emphasized by the authors last line in the text, "The history of disease will go on, despite once confident predictions of an end to epidemics in our times, and those who now wage the heroic struggle to find elusive cures to our new plagues may find that they have more to learn from the past than had once been thought."

Foreword
Series Editor's Preface
About the Author
Introduction
The Types and Causes of Disease
The Impact of Disease
Disease and the Historian
The Spread of Diseases
Disease and Society
A Eurasian Pandemic: The Black Death in Europe and the Middle East, 1347-1350
The Origins of the Black Death
What was the Black Death?
The Black Death as a Social Force
The Spread of the Black Death
The Mortality Rate of the Black Death
A Turning Point in History?
Contemporary Views of the Black Death
The Impact of the Black Death
Sources
Notes
American Holocaust: Smallpox in the Americas, 1518-1670
The Demographic Impact of New Diseases in the Americas
Smallpox: Its Early History and Manifestations
Defenses against Smallpox
The Arrival of Smallpox in the Americas
The Impact of New Diseases upon American Indians
The Native Populations of the Americas
Epidemics: Intentional Genocide or Unintended Consequences?
The Impact of Disease on Native Culture
Sources
Notes
Disease and the Birth of Modern Medicine: Bubonic and Pneumonic Plague in India and China, 1896-1921
The Plague Breaks Out in India
The British Raj's Response
The Black Death and the Indian Plague
Evidence Collection and Analysis
Initial Colonial Policy and Native Resistance
New Policies
Lessons Learned
The Plague Breaks Out in Manchuria
Governmental Response
Sources
Notes
A Modern Plague: Aids in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1982 to the Present
The AIDS Victims of sub-Saharan Africa
The Disease's Characteristics
Search for a Vaccine and Effective Therapies
The Origin of AIDS
Disease Transmission
AIDS as a Social Construct
The Impact of AIDS
AIDS Compared with Past Pandemics
The Extaordinary Aspects of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa
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Notes
Epilogue: Making Connections
Bibliography
Index

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