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New England Epidemiology

Cristobal Silva

in Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the epidemics that devastated Native American populations between 1616 and 1619—those same epidemics that John Winthrop called a “miraculous plague” sent by God to depopulate ... More


City Cleansing

Suellen Hoy

in Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter tackles the aftermath of war where crusades for cleanliness reappeared as lack of hygiene posed new threats to the health and well-being of the nation and its citizenry posed an even ... More


Introduction

Cristobal Silva

in Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.003.0000
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

The introduction situates epidemiology as an analytical framework, and demonstrates the power of epidemiology to reorganize national, economic, and geopolitical boundaries around Western etiologies ... More


Things Are Bad on the Banya Front

Ethan Pollock

in Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780195395488
eISBN:
9780190051662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195395488.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Stalin’s “revolution from above” in the Soviet Union directly affected banyas. Forced industrialization suggested that enough banyas could finally be built to meet the demands of the people, and yet ... More


Land, People, and Global Context

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the climate and geography of the lands that became the Russian empire, focusing on successive vegetation zones from the tundra and taiga of the north towards the more fertile ... More


The State Wields its Power

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the areas in which the state wielded its power, asserting authority across the realm to accomplish tasks essential to imperial control: taxation, mobilization of human and ... More


Hygieia, Disease, Municipal Order: A Paradox in the Dell

Queeny Pradhan

in Empire in the Hills: Simla, Darjeeling, Ootacamund, and Mount Abu, 1820-1920

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199463558
eISBN:
9780199088874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463558.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

This chapter addresses the contradictions of the imperial–capitalist enterprise. The hill stations were considered to be the abode of Goddess Hygieia. The contrast between the hills and the plains ... More


Public Health Administration, the Famine of 1943–4, and Impact on Women

Sujata Mukherjee

in Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India: Women's Health Care in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468225
eISBN:
9780199087426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468225.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the evolution of public health care administration, female mortality and the gruesome impact of the catastrophic Bengal famine of 1943. Since 1919 health had come under the ... More


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