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Medicine at the border : disease, globalization, and security, 1850 to the present

Author: Alison Bashford
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the pressing issues of border control and infectious disease from the nineteenth to present day. The book places world health in world history, microbes and their management in  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Bashford
ISBN: 0230507069 9780230507067
OCLC Number: 156762715
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1. 'The age of universal contagion' : history, disease and globalization / Alison Bashford --
2. Civilizing the state : borders, weak states and international health in modern Europe / Patrick Zylberman --
3. Yellow fever crusade : US colonialism, tropical medicine, and the international politics of mosquito control, 1900-1920 / Alexandra Minna Stern --
4. WHO-led or WHO-managed? : re-assessing the smallpox eradication program in India, 1960-1980 / Sanjoy Bhattacharya --
5. The World Health Organization and the transition from 'international' to 'global' health / Theodore M. Brown, Marcos Cueto and Elizabeth Fee.
Responsibility: edited by Alison Bashford.
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'The examples of HIV/AIDS, SARS, and, more recently, bird flu illustrate how societies have been riven by fear of the threat of epidemic disease. This book helps us make sense of the place of disease Read more...

 
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