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Introduction

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The two major responses to prostitution in nineteenth-century Britain were the so called Rescue or Penitentiary Movement, and the Contagious Diseases legislation. In Ireland, admittedly, women had ... More


Evaluation of Hospice Activities: First published as a letter in Journal of Chronic Disease, vol. 37, no. 11 (1984), p. 871.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0029
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

A letter from 1984, reproduced here from the Journal of Chronic Diseases, was written in response to the appearance of early findings from the important National Hospice Study in the United States. ... More


Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In Heat Advisory I examine climate change from a broad public health perspective, where health includes mental and social well-being in addition to climate-related changes in diseases. I begin from ... More


Considerations in Planning a Surveillance System

Steven M. Teutsch

in Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195372922
eISBN:
9780199866090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter sets the stage for the first half of the book, the principles section. It outlines possible objectives of a system, followed by key steps in system development, data collection, data ... More


Evangelical Anglicans: Josephine Butler and the Word of God

Timothy Larsen

in A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199570096
eISBN:
9780191725661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570096.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Biblical Studies

Josephine Butler was a leading advocate for women's rights. Her enduring reputation is rightly first and foremost as an eminent Victorian feminist. Specifically, Butler is most famous for leading the ... More


Women and Liberty

Helen Rogers

in Liberty and Authority in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271337
eISBN:
9780191699511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271337.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1869, with scant debate or dissent, the newly reformed Parliament passed the Third Contagious Diseases Act (CDA) which, extending those of 1864 and 1866, aimed to diminish the spread of venereal ... More


“Do Penance or Perish”: Prostitution, The Contagious Diseases Acts and the Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum, Cork

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A small Catholic Magdalen Asylum in 1809 was founded in Peacock Lane, Cork, by a Mr. Terry. A Matron governed the institution under the direction of a committee of ladies, that so many difficulties ... More


Abolition at sea

Mary Wills

in Envoys of Abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter introduces the work of the West Africa squadron in detaining slave ships at sea by examining the experiences of the naval officers involved in its operation. It explores the development ... More


Shopono/Babalú Ayé: God of Diseases and Plagues

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the God of Diseases and Plagues. Shopono, or Babalú Ayé as he is known in Cuba, is the most dreaded manifestation of the wrath of Olodumare. It is believed that smallpox, ... More


Seasonal Climate Predictions: Farmers, Planners, and Policymakers

Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel

in Climate Variability and the Global Harvest: Impacts of El Niño and Other Oscillations on Agro-Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195137637
eISBN:
9780197561669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195137637.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Researchers from the physical, biological, and social sciences, in communication with decision-makers, are working to improve and apply seasonal climate forecasts ... More


Climate, Society, and Sustainable Development: Assessing Vulnerability, Building Adaptive Capacity

Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel

in Climate Variability and the Global Harvest: Impacts of El Niño and Other Oscillations on Agro-Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195137637
eISBN:
9780197561669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195137637.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Agriculture and food security, water resources, ecosystems, natural disasters, and human health are all affected significantly by short-term fluctuations of weather ... More


Empires of Panic: Epidemics and Colonial Anxieties

Robert Peckham (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208449
eISBN:
9789888313563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208449.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Empires of Panic is the first book to explore how panics have been historically produced, defined, and managed across different colonial, imperial, and post-imperial settings—from early ... More


Kant’s Dermatology or, The Racialization of Skin

Irene Tucker

in The Moment of Racial Sight: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922935
eISBN:
9780226922959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922959.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Robert Willan’s 1809 On Cutaneous Diseases is a volume that consolidated writings on skin diseases into a single body of knowledge—a work that established Willan as the nominal founder of ... More


Empire and the Place of Panic

Alan Lester

in Empires of Panic: Epidemics and Colonial Anxieties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208449
eISBN:
9789888313563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208449.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Alan Lester opens the book with an overview of different species of panic produced in different colonial settings of the British Empire. In particular, his interest in “Empire and the Place of Panic” ... More


Slow Burn in China: Factories, Fear, and Fire in Canton

John M. Carroll

in Empires of Panic: Epidemics and Colonial Anxieties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208449
eISBN:
9789888313563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208449.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

In Chapter 2 John Carroll argues that considering instances of near panic, missed panic, or panic manqué, may illuminate the conditions needed to produce panic. Carroll is concerned with Western ... More


Epidemic Opportunities: Panic, Quarantines, and the 1851 International Sanitary Conference

João Rangel de Almeida

in Empires of Panic: Epidemics and Colonial Anxieties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208449
eISBN:
9789888313563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208449.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In Chapter 3, João Rangel de Almeida explore the political exploitation of infectious disease “shocks.” More specifically, his focus is on the opportunities furnished by cholera epidemics and the ... More


Health Panics, Migration, and Ecological Exchange in the Aftermath of the 1857 Uprising: India, New Zealand, and Australia

James Beattie

in Empires of Panic: Epidemics and Colonial Anxieties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208449
eISBN:
9789888313563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208449.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

In Chapter 4, “Health Panics, Migration, and Ecological Exchange in the Aftermath of the 1857 Uprising: India, New Zealand, and Australia,” James Beattie considers the ways in which two panics ... More


Disease, Rumor, and Panic in India’s Plague and Influenza Epidemics, 1896–1919

David Arnold

in Empires of Panic: Epidemics and Colonial Anxieties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208449
eISBN:
9789888313563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208449.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

The severity of a crisis and the magnitude of the panicked reactions it triggers are not always commensurate. This is an insight developed by Arnold in Chapter 5. While the epidemic of bubonic plague ... More


Panic Encabled: Epidemics and the Telegraphic World

Robert Peckham

in Empires of Panic: Epidemics and Colonial Anxieties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208449
eISBN:
9789888313563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208449.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

In Chapter 6, “Panic Encabled: Epidemics and the Telegraphic World,” Robert Peckham considers how telegraphy shaped responses to and influenced the management of epidemics in the 1890s, a period that ... More


Don’t Panic! The “Excited and Terrified” Public Mind from Yellow Fever to Bioterrorism

Amy L. Fairchild and David Merritt Johns

in Empires of Panic: Epidemics and Colonial Anxieties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208449
eISBN:
9789888313563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208449.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

Fairchild and Johns undertake a theoretical and empirical consideration of mass infectious disease panics in the United States. They argue that contemporary concerns about panic rehearse earlier ... More


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