Article ID: CBB599210149

The Never-Ending Poxes of Syphilis, AIDS, and Measles (2022)


In this article, I address some infectious diseases that never really “ended,” even though their morbidity, their social impact, and their public visibility have faded away: AIDS, syphilis, and measles. I will use data from different projects I have conducted on each of those epidemics: HIV/AIDS at the doctoral training level in the 1990s, with a geographical focus on Brazil and the United States; syphilis in the context of a 2010 project on the social history of health in Lisbon in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; and measles as part of my current project on labor migration in the 19th century, with a focus on epidemic outbreaks in migrant ships from Madeira to Hawaii.

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Authors & Contributors
Gaudillière, Jean-Paul
Löwy, Illana
Berridge, Virginia
Worboys, Michael
Mendelsohn, J. Andrew
Brown, JoAnne
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Social History of Medicine
Journal of the Turkish-German Gynecological Association
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Medical History
Edinburgh University Press
Columbia University Press
Queen's University (Canada)
Cambridge University Press
Manchester University Press
Infectious diseases
Medicine and society
Public health
Human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV)
AIDS (disease); HIV / AIDS
Ladoo, Harold Sonny
Cassin, Frieda
Kincaid, Jamaica
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
19th century
20th century, late
18th century
16th century
South Africa
Great Britain
Ottoman Empire
United States
North America

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