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The burdens of disease : epidemics and human response in western history

Author: J N Hays
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1998.
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"In this sweeping approach to the history of disease, historian J.N. Hays chronicles perceptions and responses to plague and pestilence over two thousand years of Western history. Hays frames disease as a multidimensional construct, situated at the intersection of history, politics, culture, and medicine, and rooted in mentalities and social relations as much as in biological conditions of pathology. He shows how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hays, J.N., 1938-
Burdens of disease.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97039328
(OCoLC)37935073
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J N Hays
ISBN: 0585026637 9780585026633
OCLC Number: 42922355
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 361 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Western inheritance: Greek and Roman ideas about disease --
Medieval diseases and responses --
The Great Plague pandemic --
New diseases and transatlantic exchanges --
Continuity and change: magic, religion, medicine, and science, 500-1700 --
Disease and the Enlightenment --
Cholera and sanitation --
Tuberculosis and poverty --
Disease, medicine, and Western Imperialism --
The scientific view of disease and the triumph of professional medicine --
The apparent end of epidemics --
Disease and power.
Responsibility: J.N. Hays.

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