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The geography of disease distributions

Andrew Cliff and Peter Haggett

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Over the course of the last century, the confused landscape that lies on the marchland of two very ancient subjects — geography and medicine — has been explored from several directions. Occasionally, ... More


Place and space: Geographic perspectives on death and dying

Anthony C. Gatrell and Sheila Payne

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter examines how a geographical imagination can serve to illuminate some of the most pressing concerns of late-modern society — the needs of those facing death. Such needs will embrace, in ... More


A Medicine and Hygiene of Place

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/9780226114668.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter reviews the status of medical geography, the multiple valences of the concept of place, and the techniques naval investigators employed in enumerating and assessing the spaces of health ... More


Maps as Graphic Propaganda for Public Health

Mark Monmonie

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the role of maps as graphic propaganda for public health: from John Snow’s map of the infamous Broad (now Broadwick) Street pump in London’s Soho, first created during the ... More


‘Sicily Implies Asia and Africa’: Tarantellas and Comparative Method

Kélina Gotman

in Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

The passage or translatio between bodies of knowledge and geographic terrains prompted the transformation of the choreomania concept from mildly quaint to dangerously exotic, in a context of rising ... More


Mapping Miasma, Containing Fear:Richard Burton in West Africa

Jessica Howell

in Exploring Victorian Travel Literature: Disease, Race and Climate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692958
eISBN:
9781474400824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692958.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Sir Richard Francis Burton’s personal investment in African colonialism, his subscription to certain medical and racial doctrines, and his hostility towards African natives are all interwoven within ... More


Pathological Landscape: Epidemiology and the Medical Geography of Malaria in Palestine

in Healing the Land and the Nation: Malaria and the Zionist Project in Palestine, 1920-1947

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779355
eISBN:
9780226779386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779386.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the historical epidemiology and medical geography of malaria in Palestine. It explains that the country possessed topographical and climatological features that contributed to ... More


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