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Deciphering Global Epidemics Analytical Approaches to the Disease Records of World Cities, 1888-1912

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ISBN-10: 052147860X

ISBN-13: 9780521478601

Edition: 1998

Authors: Andrew Cliff, Peter Haggett, Matthew Smallman-Raynor, Alan R. H. Baker, Richard Dennis

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Using data collected for 350 cities from around the world, the authors use a variety of analytical methods to provide a global picture of what was happening to infectious epidemic diseases at a critical period in urban evolution on the international stage. The diseases considered are diphtheria, enteric fever, measles, scarlet fever, tuberculosis, and whooping cough. To place the results in a wider time context, other data are used to look both backwards and forwards for nearly a century on either side of the twenty-five-year time window. The book presents a number of results that may be interpreted in the context of current debates on the causes of long-term mortality decline from these…    
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Book details

List price: $58.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/28/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.06" long x 1.22" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Peter Haggett is Chairman of the Wellcome Trust's History of Medicine Panel. He has held posts as visiting professor in a dozen North American and Australasian universities, and as visiting scientist at the World Health Organization and the US Centers of Disease Control.

List of figures
List of plates
List of tables
Prologue: epidemics past
The nature of the evidence
The global sample: an overall picture
Epidemic trends: a global synthesis
Comparing world regions
The individual city record
Epidemics: looking forwards