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Epidemics and society : from the Black Death to the present

Author: Frank M Snowden
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Open Yale courses series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A wide-ranging study that illuminates the connection between epidemic diseases and societal change, from the Black Death to Ebola. This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have not only influenced medical science and public  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank M Snowden
ISBN: 9780300192216 0300192215
OCLC Number: 1090007126
Description: xiii, 582 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Humoral medicine : the legacy of Hippocrates and Galen --
Overview of the three plague pandemics : 541 to ca. 1950 --
Plague as a disease --
Responses to plague --
Smallpox before Edward Jenner --
The historical impact of smallpox --
War and disease : Napoleon, yellow fever, and the Haitian Revolution --
War and disease : Napoleon, dysentery, and typhus in Russia, 1812 --
The Paris School of Medicine --
The sanitary movement --
The germ theory of disease --
Cholera --
Tuberculosis in the romantic era of consumption --
Tuberculosis in the unromantic era of contagion --
The third plague pandemic : Hong Kong and Bombay --
Malaria and Sardinia : uses and abuses of history --
Polio and the problem of eradication --
HIV/AIDS : an introduction and the case of South Africa --
HIV/AIDS : the experience of the United States --
Emerging and reemerging diseases --
Dress rehearsals for the twenty-first century : SARS and Ebola.
Series Title: Open Yale courses series.
Responsibility: Frank M. Snowden.

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"Brilliant and sobering."-Paul Kennedy, Wall Street Journal"[A] wide-ranging study"- Laura Spinney, Nature"A distinctive and very useful contribution to the public understanding of disease."-Mark Read more...

 
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