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The Resource The burdens of disease : epidemics and human response in western history, J.N. Hays

The burdens of disease : epidemics and human response in western history, J.N. Hays

Label
The burdens of disease : epidemics and human response in western history
Title
The burdens of disease
Title remainder
epidemics and human response in western history
Statement of responsibility
J.N. Hays
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this sweeping approach to the history of disease, the author, a historian chronicles perceptions and responses to plague and pestilence over two thousand years of Western history. He frames disease 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. He shows how diseases affect social and political change, reveal social tensions, and are mediated both within and outside the realm of scientific medicine
  • "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. This revised edition of The Burdens of Disease also studies the victims of epidemics, paying close attention to the relationships among poverty, power, and disease."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hays, J. N.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
RA649
LC item number
.H29 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WA 11 GA1
NLM item number
H425b 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemics
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Western World
  • Western World
  • Americas
  • Europe
Label
The burdens of disease : epidemics and human response in western history, J.N. Hays
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The western inheritance : Greek and Roman ideas about disease -- Medieval disease and responses -- The great plague pandemic -- New diseases and transatlantic exchanges -- Continuity and change : magic, religion, medicine, and science, 500-1700 -- Disease and the enlightenment -- Cholera and sanitation -- Tuberculosis and poverty -- Disease, medicine, and western imperialism -- The scientific view of disease and the triumph of professional medicine -- The apparent end of epidemics -- Disease and power
Control code
276668858
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xii, 374 pages
Isbn
9780813546131
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008051487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)276668858
Label
The burdens of disease : epidemics and human response in western history, J.N. Hays
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The western inheritance : Greek and Roman ideas about disease -- Medieval disease and responses -- The great plague pandemic -- New diseases and transatlantic exchanges -- Continuity and change : magic, religion, medicine, and science, 500-1700 -- Disease and the enlightenment -- Cholera and sanitation -- Tuberculosis and poverty -- Disease, medicine, and western imperialism -- The scientific view of disease and the triumph of professional medicine -- The apparent end of epidemics -- Disease and power
Control code
276668858
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xii, 374 pages
Isbn
9780813546131
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008051487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)276668858

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