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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


Contagion, Infection, and the Idea of Specific Agents

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the historical development of the notion of transmissible infection. In the late 18th century, developments in the field of infection began to tail off. The great and ... More


Harmattan

Michael Jackson

in Harmattan: A Philosophical Fiction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172356
eISBN:
9780231539050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172356.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents the story of young Englishman Tom Lannon, whom the author met in Sierra Leone in 1999. Lannon was arrested on suspicion of diamond smuggling but was later released into the ... More


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