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Epidemics and the modern world

Author: Mitchell L Hammond
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Epidemics and the Modern World explores the relationships between epidemics and key themes in modern history. Our institutions, colonial structures, relationships to animals, and perceptions of suffering, sexuality, race, and disability have all shaped - and been shaped by - these significant medical events. This book uses 'biographies' of epidemics such as plague, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS to explore the impact  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hammond, Mitchell L., 1967-
Epidemics and the modern world.
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2020]
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell L Hammond
ISBN: 9781487593766 1487593767 9781487593759 1487593759
OCLC Number: 1132429088
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 519 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color)
Contents: Bubonic Plague and the Modern State --
Sex, Gender, and the Pox of Many Names --
Smallpox and American Catastrophe --
Yellow Fever, Race, and the Era of Revolution --
Cholera and the Industrial City --
Tuberculosis, Social Control and Self-Control --
Rinderpest, Imperialism, and Ecological Upheaval --
Influenza 1918: One Pandemic, Many Experiences --
Malaria and Modern Landscapes --
Illness, Disability, and the Struggle for Inclusion --
The Faces of HIV/AIDS.
Responsibility: Mitchell L. Hammond.


Epidemics and the Modern World uses "biographies" of epidemics such as plague, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS to explore the impact of diseases on society from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first  Read more...


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"Epidemics and the Modern World is both an excellent reference for non-specialist scholars and an introduction to the modern history of medicine for advanced students and generalist audiences. Most Read more...

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