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Cuba’s Medical Internationalism in El Salvador since Hurricane Ida

John M. Kirk

in Healthcare Without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061054
eISBN:
9780813051338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061054.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In 2009 Tropical Storm Ida caused major damage in El Salvador, killing hundreds, and wreaking havoc in many communities. Based upon personal experience in the community, Kirk analyses the evolution ... More


From Quinine to Women's Rights: Hopes, Illusions, and Victories

Frank M. Snowden

in The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108996
eISBN:
9780300128437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108996.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the abundant evidence that affirmed the achievements of the state-quinine campaign up to the First World War. The campaign itself generated detailed annual progress reports ... More


The Anthropological Demography of Health

Véronique Petit, Kaveri Qureshi, Yves Charbit, and Philip Kreager (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198862437
eISBN:
9780191895111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862437.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides an integrative framework for the anthropological demography of health, a field of interdisciplinary population research grounded in ethnography and in critical examination of the ... More


Grand Designs: Synthesis

Peter Atkins

in Reactions: The private life of atoms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695126
eISBN:
9780191918445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199695126.003.0035
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

In this final reaction I am going to show you in the broadest of outlines how chemists build the equivalent of a cathedral. That is, how they synthesize a complicated molecule from scratch. The aim ... More


Infectious Diseases

Alan H. Lockwood

in Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

A warmer climate will exert multiple and diverse effects on ecological systems. Climate change will affect disease vectors, especially mosquitoes, and disease-causing organisms, such as the protozoa ... More


Economic Considerations of Climate Change and Health

Alan H. Lockwood

in Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Economics govern the relationship between what could be done and what is actually done. A fundamental rule of public health posits that it is medically and economically desirable to prevent rather ... More


Take Bitter Roots for Malaria

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

in Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085524
eISBN:
9780226086163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226086163.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Ghanaian scientists and healers vied for rights to a promising treatment for drug-resistant malaria, Cryptolepis sanguinolenta. During the colonial period, healers developed therapies for malaria ... More


Colonial Medicine at the Paris Faculty of Medicine

Michael A. Osborne

in The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226114521
eISBN:
9780226114668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226114668.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter treats the organization of civilian colonial medical instruction at the Paris Faculty of Medicine. A central figure in this, the parasitologist, anthropologist, and physician-naturalist ... More


Aids as an International Political Issue

Peter Piot

in AIDS Between Science and Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166263
eISBN:
9780231538770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166263.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the transnational dimension of the AIDS response. It begins by considering the initial reactions of international organizations to HIV and the emergence of different ... More


Malarial Philosophy: The Modernista Amazonia of Mário de Andrade

André Botelho and Nísia Trindade Lima

in Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786941831
eISBN:
9781789623598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941831.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This article studies the region’s sanitary conditions as portrayed in scientist Carlos Chagas’ account as a way to better understand writer Mário de Andrade’s 1927 chronicles, published posthumously ... More


The Diary

John K. Stutterheim

in The Diary of Prisoner 17326: A Boy's Life in a Japanese Labor Camp

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823231508
eISBN:
9780823250745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231508.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

In this chapter, the author recounts a malarial infection that plagued him for several days in the camp. He was briefly hospitalized and was one of few patients given quinine pills shortly before the ... More


The Disease of Despair

John K. Stutterheim

in The Diary of Prisoner 17326: A Boy's Life in a Japanese Labor Camp

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823231508
eISBN:
9780823250745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231508.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter opens with the author's description of a doctor nicknamed the Toke, or “gecko,” a nickname given to him as a result of his strange voice stemming from cancer of the throat. The author and ... More


We Have All Landed on the Shores of Africa

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

After a voyage of more than six weeks, the Luna arrives at Monrovia, where Austin and Tolbert Major, their children, Agnes Harlan and her family, and the other passengers disembark and get their ... More


We Have Had War with the Natives

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Agnes Harlan’s son Lewis is dying of malaria. Despite her fervent prayers and attentive care, she loses her oldest child. On average, 20 percent of every boatload of immigrants to Liberia dies of ... More


Heterogeneity, Stochasticity and Complexity in the Dynamics and Control of Mosquito-Borne Pathogens

Robert C. Reiner Jr. and David L. Smith

in Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198853244
eISBN:
9780191887710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853244.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Ecology

A theory for the transmission dynamics and control of malaria was developed around a set of concepts, quantities, and mathematical models introduced by Ronald Ross. Decades later, Macdonald linked ... More


Health

Vincenzo Atella and Silvia Francisci

in Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199944590
eISBN:
9780190218850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944590.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Longevity is probably the most eloquent achievement in Italy’s history. In 1861 life expectancy at birth did not exceed 29–30 years, a testimony to the extraordinary backwardness of the country’s ... More


Modernizing America

William B. Meyer

in Americans and Their Weather

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131826
eISBN:
9780197559505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131826.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

As late as 1911, a leading American geographer could confidently assert that blacks in the United States would always live chiefly in “the warm, moist air of the Gulf and South Atlantic states,” ... More


Introduction

William B. Meyer

in Americans and Their Weather

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131826
eISBN:
9780197559505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131826.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

IN THE MID-1830s, the young Nathaniel Hawthorne sat reading “what once were newspapers”—a bound volume of New England gazettes ninety-odd years old. Comparing the daily life that they portrayed ... More


Migration of Garifuna: Evolutionary Success Story

Michael H. Crawford, Christine Phillips-Krawczak, Kristine G. Beaty, and Noel Boaz

in Human Migration: Biocultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190945961
eISBN:
9780197555439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945961.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the causes and consequences of migrations as well as population expansions and reductions of the Garifuna (also known as the Black Caribs), and the Carib and Arawak Native ... More


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