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Epidemics and History: Disease, Power, and Imperialism

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Synopsis:

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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [368]-384) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300070156
Subtitle:
Disease, Power and Imperialism
Other:
Watts, S. J.
Author:
Watts, Sheldon
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Epidemiology
Subject:
Epidemics
Subject:
Social medicine
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General Medical
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 576
Publication Date:
19991110
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
42 b/w illus.
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.3 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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