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

Author
Hays, J. N., 1938- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Rev. ed.
Published/​Created
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009.
Description
xii, 374 p. ; 24 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
EpidemicsHistory [Browse]
Summary note
"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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
1. The Western Inheritance: Greek and Roman Ideas about Disease -- 2. Medieval Diseases and Responses -- 3. The Great Plague Pandemic -- 4. New Diseases and Transatlantic Exchanges -- 5. Continuity and Change: Magic, Religion, Medicine, and Science, 500-1700 -- 6. Disease and the Enlightenment -- 7. Cholera and Sanitation -- 8. Tuberculosis and Poverty -- 9. Disease, Medicine, and Western Imperialism -- 10. The Scientific View of Disease and the Triumph of Professional Medicine -- 11. The Apparent End of Epidemics -- 12. Disease and Power.
ISBN
  • 9780813546124 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0813546125 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9780813546131 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0813546133 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2008051487
OCLC
276668858
Other standard number
  • 40017311762
RCP
C - S