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Epidemic Puerperal Fever in Towns

Irvine Loudon

in The Tragedy of Childbed Fever

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204992
eISBN:
9780191676444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204992.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the puerperal fever epidemic in English towns during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Town epidemics seem to have escaped the attention of historians. They were terrible ... More


Cholera, Commerce, and the Ka'aba: Epidemics and the Haj from India

Saurabh Mishra

in Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1865 the first massive epidemic of cholera occurred in Mecca and caused havoc in various countries of Europe. Brought by the pilgrims, the disease seemed to travel fast and deep into territories ... More


Gordon of Aberdeen

Irvine Loudon

in The Tragedy of Childbed Fever

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204992
eISBN:
9780191676444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204992.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses physician Alexander Gordon of Aberdeen's publication of an account of epidemic of puerperal fever in 1795. His treatise provided the first clear and irrefutable evidence that ... More


Puerperal Fever and the Lying-in Hospitals

Irvine Loudon

in The Tragedy of Childbed Fever

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204992
eISBN:
9780191676444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204992.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines puerperal fever epidemics in lying-in hospitals in England during the 18th century. Though lying-in hospitals were intended to bring skill and comfort to the poor in childbirth, ... More


Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Paul Weindling

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

How did typhus come to be viewed as a ‘Jewish disease’ and what was the connection between the anti-typhus measures during the First World War and the Nazi gas chambers and other genocidal medical ... More


Sleeping Sickness and the Ordering of the South

Heather Bell

in Frontiers of Medicine in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1940

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207498
eISBN:
9780191677694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207498.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at disease control in a part of Sudan that was arguably the Gezira's polar opposite. Located at the heart of the country, the Gezira was an environment ordered, although never ... More


Cleansing Bodies, Defending Borders

Paul Julian Weindling

in Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Bacteriologists rallied to the defence of Nazi Germany's frontiers and monitored the spread of epidemics; they aimed to prevent the passage of animal and human carriers of bacteria. State, ... More


The Sanitary Iron Curtain: The Relief of Polish and Russian Typhus

Paul Julian Weindling

in Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.003.0028
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The breakdown of the cordon of preventive delousing stations, erected during the German occupation of Russian Poland, fuelled fears that a typhus epidemic was poised to race across Europe. The ... More


Introduction

Anne Hardy

in The Epidemic Streets: Infectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine 1856–1900

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203773
eISBN:
9780191675966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203773.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The epidemic streets haunted nineteenth-century Britain. From them, the Victorians feared, epidemic diseases would escape to ravage the rest of society. The contributions of epidemiology, and of the ... More


Whooping Cough

Anne Hardy

in The Epidemic Streets: Infectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine 1856–1900

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203773
eISBN:
9780191675966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203773.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Whooping cough is an unpromising subject with which to open the argument of this book, for it was the only one of the major infectious diseases that failed to arouse any substantial preventive ... More


Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

This book challenges a dominant hypothesis in the study of epidemics. From an interdisciplinary array of scholars, a consensus has emerged: invariably, epidemics in past times provoked class hatred, ... More


Introduction

Jessica Reinisch

in The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660797
eISBN:
9780191748295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660797.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter tells the story of the public health problem in post-war Germany and places it in its historical and historiographical context.


Some Conclusions

Jessica Reinisch

in The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660797
eISBN:
9780191748295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660797.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The concluding chapter identifies significant differences and similarities between the four occupation regimes, and elucidates on the place and role of public health in post-war Germany.


Introduction: Hate, Politics, and Compassion

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

Since the 1980s the dominant hypothesis has been: big epidemics throughout history have sparked hatred and blame of the ‘other’, especially when diseases were mysterious with no prevention or cure to ... More


Choleric Confusion

Owen Whooley

in Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226017464
eISBN:
9780226017778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017778.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the initial confusion surrounding cholera at the time of its first attack in Europe in 1831. It describes how the alternative medical sects transformed the cholera epidemic ... More


Prologue: The Age of Stress

Mark Jackson

in The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199588626
eISBN:
9780191750779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588626.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the scientific and cultural dimensions of the modern global epidemic of stress. In addition to discussing previous studies of stress, it introduces the major themes and ... More


Networks in Tropical Medicine: Internationalism, Colonialism, and the Rise of a Medical Specialty, 1890–1930

Deborah Neill

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778138
eISBN:
9780804781053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778138.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores how European doctors and scientists worked together across borders to establish the new field of tropical medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book ... More


Anti-diphtheria Immunization in the Irish Free State

Michael Dwyer

in Strangling Angel: Diphtheria and Childhood Immunization in Ireland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940469
eISBN:
9781786945150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940469.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter three examines the rollout of anti-diphtheria schemes in the Irish Free State. It argues that a successful – albeit small-scale – anti-diphtheria scheme undertaken in Dundalk, Co. Louth, in ... More


Towards a National Immunization Programme

Michael Dwyer

in Strangling Angel: Diphtheria and Childhood Immunization in Ireland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940469
eISBN:
9781786945150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940469.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter seven undertakes close analysis of municipal immunization schemes in Cork and Dublin in the wake of the Ring incident and in the face of impaired public health service provision attendant on ... More


Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

Owen Whooley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226017464
eISBN:
9780226017778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017778.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Vomiting. Diarrhea. Dehydration. Death. Confusion. In 1832, the arrival of cholera in the United States created widespread panic throughout the country. For the rest of the century, epidemics swept ... More


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