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Epidemics and pandemics : their impacts on human history

Author: J N Hays
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2005.
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Hays (history, Loyola U. Chicago) describes, in a style accessible to high school students and up, the history of 50 epidemics in world history, from an unspecified disease that swept through Athens in 430-427 BC to a number of epidemics still plaguing the world today. Each chapter is organized into sections describing "when and where," historical significance, background, how it was understood at the time,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Hays, J.N., 1938-
Epidemics and pandemics.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2005
(DLC) 2005025962
(OCoLC)61463705
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J N Hays
ISBN: 9781851093694 1851093699 1851096582 9781851096589 1851096639 9781851096633 1280711507 9781280711503
OCLC Number: 606929770
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 513 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preface --
Epidemic in Athens, 430-427 B.C.E. --
Malaria in ancient Rome --
Plague of the Antonines --
First plague pandemic, 541-747 --
Smallpox epidemic in Japan, 735-737 --
Leprosy in medieval Europe --
Second plague pandemic, 1346-1844 --
"French disease" in sixteenth-century Europe --
Epidemics in sixteenth-century America --
Epidemics and the thirty years' war, 1618-1648 --
Plague in Italian cities, 1630s --
Epidemics in China, 1640-1644 --
Plague in London, 1665 --
Smallpox in Iceland, 1707-1709 --
Plague in Marseilles, 1720-1722 --
Smallpox in Boston, 1721 --
Smallpox in eighteenth-century Europe --
Plague in Moscow, 1771 --
Influenza pandemic, 1781-1782 --
Yellow fever in Hispaniola, 1793-1804 --
Yellow fever in Philadelphia, 1793 --
First cholera pandemic, 1817-1824 --
Consumption in the nineteenth century --
Second cholera pandemic, 1827-1835 --
Third cholera pandemic, 1839-1856 --
"Fevers" and the great famine in Ireland, 1846-1850 --
Typhoid fever in cities, 1850-1920 --
Yellow fever in New Orleans, 1853 --
Fourth cholera pandemic, 1863-1875 --
Carrion's disease in Peru, 1870-1871 --
Smallpox in Europe, 1870-1875 --
Measles in Fiji, 1875 --
Fifth cholera pandemic, 1881-1896 --
Influenza pandemic, 1889-1890 --
Cholera epidemic in Hamburg, 1892 --
Third plague pandemic, 1894-? --
Sixth cholera pandemic, 1899-1923 --
Sleeping sickness in east central Africa, 1900-1905 --
Typhoid Mary's "epidemics" --
Cholera epidemic in Naples, 1910-1911 --
Poliomyelitis in the United States, 1916 --
Influenza pandemic, 1918-1919 --
Lung cancer in the United States, mid-twentieth century --
Poliomyelitis in the United States, 1945-1955 --
Seventh cholera pandemic, 1961-present --
Aids in the United States, 1980s --
Contemporary aids pandemic --
The mad cow crisis and transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, 1985-present --
Contemporary malaria --
Contemporary tuberculosis --
Epilogue --
Glossary.
Responsibility: J.N. Hays.
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