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Epidemics in Early Wars

Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233640
eISBN:
9780191916489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233640.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

While our selection of the time period, AD 1850–1990, for the analytical work we undertake in Chapters 3 to 12 is conditioned by the availability of ... More


Mortality and Morbidity in Modern Wars, II: Military Populations

Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff

in War Epidemics: An Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife, 1850-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233640
eISBN:
9780191916489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233640.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In the previous chapter, we looked at the main trends in morbidity and mortality in civil populations since 1850. In this chapter our focus shifts to the ... More


Antimony, the great cure-all

John Emsley

in The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780192805997
eISBN:
9780191916410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192805997.003.0015
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Gram-for-gram, antimony is about as toxic as arsenic but on a dose-for-dose basis it is less life-threatening simply because antimony salts rapidly cause violent vomiting which expels most of the ... More


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