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Author Gardikas, Katerina, author

Title Landscapes of disease : malaria in modern Greece / Katerina Gardikas
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (x, 348 pages)
Series CEU Press studies in the history of medicine ; volume VIII
CEU Press studies in the history of medicine ; v. 8
Contents Cover; Series title page; Title page; Copyright page; CONTENTS; LIST OF TABLES; LIST OF FIGURES; LIST OF MAPS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER I. Malaria: An Ancient and Global Disease; CHAPTER II. The Fragmented Geography of the Disease; CHAPTER III. Malaria in Peace and War; CHAPTER IV. Patients, Doctors, and Cures; CONCLUSION; APPENDICES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; NAME INDEX; SUBJECT INDEX; Back cover
Summary Malaria existed in Greece since prehistoric times. Its prevalence fluctuated depending on climatic, socioeconomic and political changes. The book focuses on the factors that contributed to the spreading of the disease in the years between independent statehood in 1830 and the elimination of malaria in the 1970s. In fact, by the nineteenth century, Greece was the most malarious country in Europe and the one most heavily infected with its lethal form, falciparum malaria. Owing to pressures on the environment from economic development, agrarian colonisation and heightened mobility, the situation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 11, 2018)
Subject Malaria -- Greece.
Malaria.
Greece.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017019737
ISBN 9633861918 (electronic bk.)
9789633861912 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover)