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Death by migration : Europe's encounter with the tropical world in the nineteenth century

Author: Philip D Curtin
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a quantitative study of relocation costs among European soldiers in the tropics between about 1815 and 1914. This study, however, has broader implications. For Europe itself, this was the crucial century of the 'mortality revolution, ' with its profound influence on European and world demographic history. For the history of medicine, this was the transitional century between the kind of medicine that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Student Collection
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip D Curtin
ISBN: 0521371627 9780521371629 0521389224 9780521389228
OCLC Number: 19458508
Description: xix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The mortality revolution and the tropical world : relocation costs in the early nineteenth century --
Sanitation and tropical hygiene at mid-century --
Killing diseases of the tropical world --
Relocation costs in the late nineteenth century --
The revolution in hygiene and tropical medicine --
The pursuit of disease, 1870-1914.
Responsibility: Philip D. Curtin.
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