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The Global Threat of (Re)emerging Diseases: Contesting the Adequacy of Biomedical Discourse and Practice

Jon Arrizabalaga

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Since the 1980s the world has witnessed the global emergence of new epidemic infections (HIV/AIDS being the most dramatic so far), and the reappearance of known infectious diseases, such as ... More


Future Directions

Gregory P. Cheplick and Stanley H. Faeth

in Ecology and Evolution of the Grass-Endophyte Symbiosis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308082
eISBN:
9780199867462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308082.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Systemic endophytes of grasses provide ideal systems for testing ecological and evolutionary theory, as well as providing an important research platform for developing and improving pasture and turf ... More


Improving vaccines, antimicrobials, and antitoxins through research

Dorothy Margolskee

in Terrorism and Public Health: A balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325256
eISBN:
9780199864409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes ways to improve vaccines, antimicrobials, and antitoxins through research. It describes and discusses a number of issues, including the need for rapid diagnostic tests for ... More


The Stockholm Paradigm: Climate Change and Emerging Disease

Daniel R. Brooks, Eric P. Hoberg, and Walter A. Boeger

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226632308
eISBN:
9780226632582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632582.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Emerging Infectious Diseases in humans, livestock and crops currently cost the world 1 trillion dollars a year in production losses and treatment costs, more than the GDP of all but 15 countries. ... More


Recurring Revolutions? Tuberculosis Treatments in the Era of Antibiotics

Janina Kehr and Flurin Condrau

in Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390734
eISBN:
9780226390901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390901.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter combines historical and anthropological inquiry. The authors analyze the tensions around the treatable and untreatable, the emergent and the chronic, in two distinct time frames, ... More


Taking Action: Evolutionary Triage

Daniel R. Brooks, Eric P. Hob Erg, and Walter A. Boeger

in The Stockholm Paradigm: Climate Change and Emerging Disease

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226632308
eISBN:
9780226632582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632582.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Humans attempt to combat, mitigate, and react to diseases only after they have emerged. These reactive management policies are unsustainable in a world of climate change and its threat multipliers.


Introduction: Dengue in the Landscape

Alex M. Nading

in Mosquito Trails: "Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282612
eISBN:
9780520958562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282612.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter introduces the book’s main setting, Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua, a low-income city on the outskirts of Managua. It does so through a particular case history of dengue fever, showing how ... More


Frogs in Glass Boxes: Responses of Zoos to Global Amphibian Extinctions

Joseph R. Mendelson III

in The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

As modern zoos were evolving to substantiate their claims to be leading conservation organizations in the late twentieth century, amphibians were succumbing to conservation challenges of unimaginable ... More


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