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Author Curtin, Philip D

Title Death by migration : Europe's encounter with the tropical world in the nineteenth century / Philip D. Curtin
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989

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Description 1 online resource (xix, 251 pages) : illustrations
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book
Contents The mortality revolution and the tropical world : relocation costs in the early nineteenth century -- Sanitation and tropical hygiene at mid-century -- Killing diseases of the tropical world -- Relocation costs in the late nineteenth century -- The revolution in hygiene and tropical medicine -- The pursuit of disease, 1870-1914
Summary This book is a quantitative study of relocation costs among European soldiers in the tropics between about 1815 and 1914. This study, however, has broader implications. For Europe itself, this was the crucial century of the 'mortality revolution', with its profound influence on European and world demographic history. For the history of medicine, this was the transitional century between the kind of medicine that had been practiced in Europe since classical times and the kind of scientific medicine that would be spawned by the germ theory of disease. For Europe's global, political and military relations, this was the final period for the European conquest. For all these reasons, the relocation costs of this period have great bearing on human history
Analysis Tropical regions Europeans Diseases, history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-244) and index
Notes English
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Subject Tropical medicine -- History
Soldiers -- Mortality -- India
Soldiers -- Mortality -- Algeria
Soldiers -- Mortality -- West Indies
Medicine, Military -- History
Mortality.
History, 19th Century
Military Medicine -- history
Mortality
Tropical Medicine -- history
mortality.
Medicine, Military.
Soldiers -- Mortality.
Tropical medicine.
Imperialismus
Militärmedizin
Tropenkrankheit
Tropenmedizin
Tropische ziekten.
Soldaten.
Sterfte.
Medicina Do Trabalho.
Médecine militaire -- 19e siècle.
Soldats -- Maladies -- Algérie -- 19e siècle.
Soldats -- Maladies -- Inde -- 19e siècle.
Soldats -- Maladies -- Antilles -- 19e siècle.
Médecine tropicale -- 19e siècle.
Voyages -- Aspect médical -- 19e siècle.
Europe.
Europe
Algeria.
India.
West Indies.
Genre/Form Electronic books
History.
Statistics.
Statistiques.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 89031414
ISBN 9780511665240
0511665245
9780521389228
0521389224