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Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Jeanne Guillemin

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In April of 1979 the city of Sverdlovsk in Russia's Ural Mountains was struck by a frightening anthrax epidemic. Official Soviet documents reported sixty-four human deaths resulting from the ... More


Vulnerability and Chance

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter considers the possibility that the research team received incomplete narratives of the outbreak, or if the victims just reacted differently to the infection. The first section takes a ... More


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