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First Defense: The Immune System and Bioterrorism

William R. Clark

in In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336634
eISBN:
9780199868568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336634.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

During the first 48–72 hours of a bioterrorist attack using pathogenic microbes, the immune system will be our primary means of defense against potentially fatal disease. This chapter looks at the ... More


Clothing and Disease

Susan North

in Sweet and Clean?: Bodies and Clothes in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198856139
eISBN:
9780191889639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856139.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 examines early modern English medical literature that discusses theories of contagion. Three fatal diseases—plague, smallpox, and typhus—and a host of minor ones were thought to be ... More


The Domestic Costs of War: Wartime Afflictions

Ben Mutschler

in The Province of Affliction: Illness and the Making of Early New England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226714424
eISBN:
9780226714561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226714561.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the domestic costs of war. It would be hard to overestimate the importance of warfare in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century New England. In the century that followed the ... More


Conclusion

Mary Elizabeth Fitts

in Fit for War: Sustenance and Order in the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Catawba Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781683400059
eISBN:
9781683400295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400059.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the implications of the artifact patterns and historic accounts described in previous chapters, particularly with regard to the relationships among Catawba militarism, ... More


Health Matters: Exploring the World of the Tribals and Outcastes/Dalits

Biswamoy Pati

in Tribals and Dalits in Orissa: Towards a Social History of Exclusion, c. 1800-1950

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199489404
eISBN:
9780199094592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489404.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter delineates indigenous systems of medicine. Using a range of folk beliefs, proverbs, and tales, it shows that tribal medical beliefs were often based on a very complex and close ... More


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