Epidemics Laid Low:

A History of What Happened in Rich Countries

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESSISBN: 9780801882951

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Imprint: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Patrice Bourdelais
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192

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Introduction to the English-Language EditionIntroduction1. The Plague EraFrom the Plague of the Philistines to Justinian's PlagueThe Black DeathThe Price of GrowthDecisions to Protect HealthBad Air'or Planetary Misalignment?Flagellants and PogromsThe Danse Macabre and the Apocalypse2. Modernity: New Concepts of the State and the BodyEconomies of ScaleThe Care of the BodyA Cure at Any CostThe Decline of MortalityFrom Helvétius to Vicq d'AzyrFresh Air and Clean WaterVaccination and the ElitesVaccination's Astonishing SuccessA Short-lived Success?3. Cholera: The Return of Epidemic Disease and the Abandonment of Traditional Protective MeasuresContagion or Infection?The Cholera Epidemic as a Natural ExperimentHealth through IsolationDisease as Population ControlThe Mobilization of Political and Technical ResourcesTurning Away from Traditional Protective Measures4. The ""English System"": New Methods Gain AcceptanceThe English InitiativeCleanliness or Poverty?The New QuarantineThe New Sanitary FrontierSocial Stigmatization and HealthThe War on SyphilisBlaming the Victims: New Mothers5. The Sanitary Reform Movement: From Miasma Theory to Departments of HealthSanitary ReformersMaternity Wars: Should They Be Closed Down?The Effects of Better NurtitionCity Health Departments, 1879–1900The Importance of Municipal Policies6. Vaccination: A Powerful ParadigmSmallpox Vaccination: The Difficult Road to AcceptanceBacteriology and New VaccinesPasteur's Laboratory InvestigationsTuberculosis: Feared, Resistant, and RomanticThe Twentieth Century: New Vaccines despite Theoretical UncertaintiesObjections to VaccinationOrganized Political Opposition7. The Era of Spectacular VictoriesBacteriology's Successes: Sulfamides and AntibioticsVictory over TuberculosisIndustrialization and the Expansion of DemandGovernment Programs8. The End of a Dream?Resistance and Emerging and Re-emerging InfectionsThe Thunderbolt: AIDSWhat about the Rest of the World?ConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex

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