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Author Hays, J. N., 1938-

Title The burdens of disease : epidemics and human response in western history / J.N. Hays
Edition revised edition
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2009]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  614.49 Hay/Bod 2009  AVAILABLE
Description 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents The western inheritance : Greek and Roman ideas about disease -- Medieval disease 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
Summary "J. N. Hays chronicles perceptions and responses to plague and pestilence over two thousand years of western history. Disease is framed 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. This revised edition of The Burdens of Disease also studies the victims of epidemics, paying close attention to the relationships among poverty, power, and disease."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Previous ed.: 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Diseases -- History.
Diseases -- Social aspects -- History.
Epidemics -- History.
Epidemics -- Social aspects -- History.
Disease Outbreaks -- history.
Western World -- history.
Disease Outbreaks -- history.
Western World -- history.
Author Ebook Library.
LC no. 2008051487
ISBN 9780813546124 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780813546131 (paperback: alk. paper)
Other Titles Epidemics and human response in western history
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