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Introduction: Microbes, Networks, Knowledge—Disease Ecology and Emerging Infectious Diseases in Time of Covid-19 (2020)


This is an introduction to the topical collection Microbes, Networks, Knowledge: Disease Ecology in the twentieth Century, based on a workshop held at Queen Mary, University London on July 6–7 2016. More than twenty years ago, historian of science and medicine Andrew Mendelsohn asked, “Where did the modern, ecological understanding of epidemic disease come from?” Moving beyond Mendelsohn’s answer, this collection of new essays considers the global history of disease ecology in the past century and shows how epidemics and pandemics have made “microbes complex”.

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Authors & Contributors
Keck, Frédéric
Duarte, Regina Horta
Nussenzweig, Ruth Sonntag
Nelson, Sioban
Anderson, Warwick H.
Green, Monica H.
Journal of the History of Biology
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Cambridge University Press
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Purdue University Press
Duke University Press
Yale University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Infectious diseases
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Public health
Disease ecology
Disease and diseases
Burnet, Frank Macfarlane
Smith, Theobald
Nightingale, Florence
Meyer, Karl Friedrich
Elton, Charles Sutherland
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
Hong Kong
Latin America

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