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Author Watts, S. J. (Sheldon J.)

Title Epidemics and history : disease, power, and imperialism / Sheldon Watts
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1997]


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Description xvi, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The Human Response to Plague in Western Europe and the Middle East, 1347 to 1844 -- 2. Dark Hidden Meanings: Leprosy and Lepers in the Medieval West and in the Tropical World under the European Imperium -- 3. Smallpox in the New World and in the Old: From Holocaust to Eradication, 1518 to 1977 -- 4. The Secret Plague: Syphilis in West Europe and East Asia, 1492 to 1965 -- 5. Cholera and Civilization: Great Britain and India, 1817 to 1920 -- 6. Yellow Fever, Malaria and Development: Atlantic African and the New World, 1647 to 1928 -- 7. Afterword: To the Epidemiologic Transition?
Summary Annotation. This book is a major and wide-ranging study of the great epidemic scourges of humanity -- plague, leprosy, smallpox, syphilis, cholera, and yellow fever/malaria -- over the last six centuries. It will become the standard account of the way diseases arising through chance, through reckless environmental change engineered by man, or through a combination of each were interpreted in Western Europe and in the colonized world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [368]-384) and index
Subject Communicable diseases -- History.
Epidemics -- History.
Social medicine.
Author EBSCOhost
LC no. 97028168
ISBN 0300080875
Other Titles eBook Academic Subscription Collection - Worldwide