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War epidemics : an historical geography of infectious diseases in military conflict and civil strife, 1850-2000

Author: Matthew Smallman-Raynor; A D Cliff
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford geographical and environmental studies.
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"War Epidemics examines the historical occurrence and geographical spread of infectious diseases in association with past wars. It addresses an intrinsically geographical question: how are the spatial dynamics of epidemics influenced by military operations and the directives of war? The term historical geography in the title indicates the authors' primary concern with qualitative analyses of archival source  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Smallman-Raynor; A D Cliff
ISBN: 9780198233640 0198233647
OCLC Number: 53871071
Description: xxxiv, 805 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. War and disease --
1. Wars and war epidemics --
2. Epidemics in early wars --
pt. II. Temporal trends --
3. Mortality and morbidity in modern wars, I : civil populations --
4. Mortality and morbidity in modern wars, II : military populations --
5. Mortality and morbidity in modern wars, III : displaced populations --
pt. III. A regional pattern of war epidemics --
6. Tracking epidemics --
7. Pan America : military mobilization and disease in the United States --
8. Europe : camp epidemics --
9. Asia and the Far East : emerging and re-emerging diseases --
10. Africa : soldiers, sexually transmitted diseases, and war --
11. Oceania : war epidemics in South Pacific Islands --
12. Further regional studies --
pt. IV. Prospects --
13. War and disease : recent trends and future threats.
Series Title: Oxford geographical and environmental studies.
Responsibility: Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff.
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Written from the viewpoints of historical geography, epidemiology, and spatial analysis, this book examines the historical occurrence and geographical spread of infectious diseases in association  Read more...

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