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Contours of Death and Disease in Early Modern England

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ISBN-10: 0521892880

ISBN-13: 9780521892889

Edition: 2002

Authors: Mary J. Dobson, Jan De Vries, Paul Johnson, Richard Smith, Keith Wrightson

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Using a wide range of sources for the south-east of England, Dobson highlights the tremendous variation in levels of mortality across geographical contours and across two centuries, exploring the causes and consequences of these variations.
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Book details

List price: $82.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Mary Dobson is an historian of medicine and an expert in the history of tropical and infectious diseases. She is the author of numerous books and articles ranging from academic titles to popular science and history, including Disease: The Extraordinary Stories Behind History's Deadliest Killers (Quercus). She has held a number of prestigious Research Fellowships and was Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford.

Paul Johnson lives in London.

Richard Smith is a specialist in organisational development related people development issues and has enjoyed a number of senior roles for a range of blue chip organizations including Dixon Group and Lloyds Bank. Currently running his own consultancy Richard Smith Associates, he works with clients as diverse as Unilever, GKN, Nestle, Mars and Harvard Business School. The Chief Examiner for APMG Change Management products and lead author of the first global Change Management Body of Knowledge for the Change Management Institute, he is also a Fellow of the CIPD.

Keith Wrightsonis the TownsendProfessor of History at Yale University and the author ofEarthly Necessities: Economic Lives in Early Modern Britain. He lives in Guilford, CT.

List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Landscapes of the Past
Airs, waters and places
Regional and local settings
Contours of Mortality
Geographical patterns of mortality
Geographical rhythms of mortality
Environments and Movements of Disease
The spectrum of death, disease and medical care
Marshlands, mosquitoes and malaria
Crises, fevers and poxes
Contours of Death: Contours of Health
The epidemiological landscapes of the past
Bibliography.