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History of infectious disease pandemics in urban societies

Author: Mark D Hardt
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the evolution of urban social patterns and infectious diseases. Tracing the historical record, it explores the human struggle to contain infectious disease and the adaption of microbes to these measures.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Hardt, Mark D., 1955-
History of infectious disease pandemics in urban societies
(DLC) 2015035398
(OCoLC)928136787
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Hardt
ISBN: 9780739180273 0739180274
OCLC Number: 930703598
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The past: human populations prior to sedentary life styles --
Origins of the urban death penalty: civilized diseases --
The first rural-urban turnaround --
Infectious diseases and medical traditions in the levant --
Emergence of the enlightenment --
Advancement of science and medicine --
Inoculation and infectious disease --
A review of the urban death penalty --
Postlogue.
Responsibility: Mark D. Hardt.

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