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In this updated edition of The Burdens of Disease, with revisions and additions to the original content, including the evolution of drug-resistant diseases and expanded coverage of HIV/AIDS, along with recent data on mortality figures and other relevant statistics, 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.

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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Tables
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. One: The Western Inheritance: Greek and Roman Ideas about Disease
  2. pp. 9-18
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  1. Two: Medieval Diseases and Responses
  2. pp. 19-36
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  1. Three: The Great Plague Pandemic
  2. pp. 37-61
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  1. Four: New Diseases and Transatlantic Exchanges
  2. pp. 62-76
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  1. Five: Continuity and Change: Magic, Religion, Medicine, and Science, 500–1700
  2. pp. 77-104
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  1. Six: Disease and the Enlightenment
  2. pp. 105-134
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  1. Seven: Cholera and Sanitation
  2. pp. 135-154
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  1. Eight: Tuberculosis and Poverty
  2. pp. 155-178
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  1. Nine: Disease, Medicine, and Western Imperialism
  2. pp. 179-213
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  1. Ten: The Scientific View of Disease and the Triumph of Professional Medicine
  2. pp. 214-242
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  1. Eleven: The Apparent End of Epidemics
  2. pp. 243-282
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  1. Twelve: Disease and Power
  2. pp. 283-313
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 315-340
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  1. Suggestions for Further Reading
  2. pp. 341-356
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 357-374
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813548173
Related ISBN
9780813546124
MARC Record
OCLC
593295656
Pages
390
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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