Book ID: CBB694307322

Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present (2019)

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Snowden, Frank M. (Author)


Yale University Press


Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 600 pp.
Language: English

A wide-ranging study that illuminates the connection between epidemic diseases and societal change, from the Black Death to Ebola   This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have not only influenced medical science and public health, but also transformed the arts, religion, intellectual history, and warfare.   A multidisciplinary and comparative investigation of the medical and social history of the major epidemics, this volume touches on themes such as the evolution of medical therapy, plague literature, poverty, the environment, and mass hysteria. In addition to providing historical perspective on diseases such as smallpox, cholera, and tuberculosis, Snowden examines the fallout from recent epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola and the question of the world’s preparedness for the next generation of diseases.

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Authors & Contributors
McKay, Richard A.
Erkoreka, Anton
Aberth, John
García Ferrandis, Xavier
Tullo, Ellen
Nunes, Everardo Duarte
Journals
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Histoire des Sciences Médicales
Llull: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas
Gesnerus
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Rowman & Littlefield
Ohio University Press
Queen's University (Canada)
University of Chicago Press
Concepts
Public health
Epidemics
Disease and diseases
Infectious diseases
AIDS (disease)
HIV
People
Mayhew, Henry
Latta, Thomas Aitchison
Ladoo, Harold Sonny
Cassin, Frieda
Kincaid, Jamaica
Places
Europe
United States
France
Spain
Valencia (Spain)
England
Times
19th century
20th century
20th century, late
Modern
Early modern
Medieval
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