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Motoneurones: morphology, cytology, and topographical organization

Daniel Kernell

in The Motoneurone and its Muscle Fibres

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526551
eISBN:
9780191723896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526551.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter describes the morphology of individual gamma and (mainly) alpha motoneurones as well as the composition and localization of motoneuronal populations (pools) innervating different muscles ... More


Poliomyelitis

Michael B. A. Oldstone

in Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190056780
eISBN:
9780197523292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056780.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses how polio was first discovered and then controlled, the problems with its elimination, and the argument for continued vaccination to ensure control. Polio was not defined as a ... More


Polio Can Be Conquered: Science and Health Propaganda in the United States from Polio Polly to Jonas Salk

Naomi Rogers

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.05
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In the 1940s and 1950s, health officials in the United States regularly published popular guides to polio prevention, therapeutic manuals for the care of paralyzed patients, and inspirational tales ... More


Lesley: A Unique Bronze Age Individual from Southeastern Arabia

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the osteobiography of a young woman who lived at around 2000 B.C. near what is now Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. She died before her 20th year, after several years of a ... More


Conclusions and Future Predictions

Michael B. A. Oldstone

in Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190056780
eISBN:
9780197523292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056780.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This concluding chapter explains that as viruses like human immunodeficiency virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome, Zika, and West Nile evolve and emerge, humans are faced with new challenges. ... More


Infectious Disease Control

Matthew Smallman-Raynor, Andrew Cliff, Keith Ord, and Peter Haggett

in A Geography of Infection: Spatial Processes and Patterns in Epidemics and Pandemics

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780192848390
eISBN:
9780191943744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192848390.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

‘Infectious Disease Control’ examines the historical development of approaches to the geographical control, elimination, and eradication of infectious diseases. It begins at a local spatial scale, ... More


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