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Title SARS in context : memory, history, policy / edited by Jacalyn Duffin and Arthur Sweetman
Published Montreal ; Ithaca : School of Policy Studies, Queen's University : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xii, 206 pages) : illustrations
Series McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 27
McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 27.
Contents Introduction: Lessons and disappointments / Jacalyn Duffin -- My experience with SARS / James G. Young -- Remembering SARS and the Ontario SARS Scientific Advisory Committee / Dick Zoutman -- SARS and plagues past / Ann G. Carmichael -- SARS viewed from the etiological standpoint / K. Codell Carter -- From cholera to SARS: communicable disease-control procedures in Toronto, 1832-2003 / Heather A. MacDougall -- Making history: TB and the public health legacy of SARS in Canada / Georgina Feldberg -- SARS in the light of sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS / Jay Cassel -- Introduction to economic issues in epidemiology and public policy / Arthur Sweetman -- Governance in pandemics: defining the federal government's role in public health emergencies / Kumanan Wilson and Harvey Lazar -- The economic impacts of SARS and pandemic influenza / Steven James and Timothy Sargent
Summary Less than a year after the SARS outbreak in Toronto and well before the official reports were written, physicians involved in the control of the SARS outbreak joined with several historians of disease and policy experts to reflect on the crisis. The essays in SARS in Context are based on the papers and presentations from the 2004 symposium. Former Ontario Chief Coroner James Young and infectious disease expert Dick Zoutman recount their efforts to contain the mysterious new disease. In answer to questions about "lessons from the past," several distinguished historians of epidemics examine how their knowledge of responses to older plagues influenced their perception of SARS. They also reflect on how the advent of SARS alters their views of the past. Finally, policy experts comment on possible changes to health care that the SARS experience suggests should be made
Notes "Most of the chapters were first read at a symposium held at Queen's University in February 2004, a symposium that originated in the encounters of medical historians with journalists reporting on SARS"--Introduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject SARS (Disease) -- Ontario -- Epidemiology -- History -- 21st century
Communicable diseases -- Ontario -- History
SARS (Disease)
Medical policy.
Public Policy -- Canada
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome -- Canada
Disease Outbreaks -- history -- Canada
Health Policy -- Canada
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Disease Outbreaks -- history
Health Policy
Public Policy
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Respiratory.
MEDICAL -- Essays.
SARS (Disease)
Medical policy
Communicable diseases
Syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère -- Épidémiologie -- Canada.
Maladies infectieuses -- Canada.
Politique sanitaire -- Canada.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Duffin, Jacalyn, editor.
Sweetman, Arthur, editor.
Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). School of Policy Studies.
LC no. 2007407719
ISBN 9780773576841