Epidemics and History Disease, Power and Imperialism

ISBN-10: 0300080875

ISBN-13: 9780300080872

Edition: 1999

Authors: Sheldon Watts

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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.
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Human Response to Plague in Western Europe and the Middle East, 1347 to 1844
Introduction
Shifting Attitudes towards Disease
Professional Paradigms: Continuities and Change
The Invention of Controls
Responses to Plague in the Middle East
Dark Hidden Meanings: Leprosy and Lepers in the Medieval West and in the Tropical World under the European Imperium
Introduction
Leprosy in the European Middle Ages: Background
The Great Leper Hunt, c. 1090 to 1363
Leprosy and Empire
Smallpox in the New World and in the Old: From Holocaust to Eradication, 1518 to 1977
Introduction
The Disease and its First Impact on New World Peoples
Mindsets and Practices
The African Connection
Towards Eradication
The Secret Plague: Syphilis in West Europe and East Asia, 1492 to 1965
Introduction
Initial Perceptions
The Commercialization of Syphilis
Changes in Sociability, c. 1480 to c. 1750
The Competition for Control
Treponema Pallidum and the Rise of Mass Society
Syphilis and "Syphilis" in China, c. 1860 to 1965
Cholera and Civilization: Great Britain and India, 1817 to 1920
Introduction
Cholera as Disease
Cholera in India to c. 1857
Cholera in Britain
Cholera in India after 1857
Yellow Fever, Malaria and Development: Atlantic Africa and the New World, 1647 to 1928
Introduction
The Diseases
Slavery and the Fevers in Atlantic Africa to c. 1840
Slavery, Yellow Fever and Malaria in the New World
Barbados
Haiti
The United States
Brazil
Cuba
West Africa and Tropical Medicine, 1895-1928
Afterword: To the Epidemiologic Transition?
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
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