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Fever: Beyond Malaria

Iruka N. Okeke

in Divining without Seeds: The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449413
eISBN:
9780801460906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449413.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter considers the misdiagnosis of some infectious diseases as malaria. Recent reports from multiple African sites have observed that clinical diagnosis of severe malaria is often imprecise. ... More


The Palliative Effects of Property Rights

Werner Troesken

in The Pox of Liberty: How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free, and Prone to Infection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226922171
eISBN:
9780226922195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922195.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter describes how the American constitutional order shaped the country=s battle against waterborne diseases. This story has two parts. The first part involves establishing a fundamental ... More


Urban Under Development, Politics, and the Land Scape of Health

Samuel Kelton Jr. Roberts

in Infectious Fear: Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832592
eISBN:
9781469605890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894071_roberts.7
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how the built environment of Baltimore and the disease conditions it produced set the ground on which tuberculosis (TB) politics would unfold. The depth of the problem is suggested ... More


Sickness: Spring–Winter 1861

Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver

in An Environmental History of the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655383
eISBN:
9781469655406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655383.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the explosion of diseases that occurred once the armies concentrated at the beginning of the war. Epidemics of measles, typhoid fever, malaria, and venereal disease among ... More


His Body and Burial

John Boardman

in Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181752
eISBN:
9780691184043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181752.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter talks about how the early accounts of Alexander's death essentially imply that it was the result of overmuch drinking, or drinking tainted wine, and probably an ensuing stroke, at ... More


“All Say They Are under Petticoat Government”: Lizinka Campbell Brown and Richard S. Ewell

Peter S. Carmichael

in Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195330854
eISBN:
9780199851393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Lizinka Brown, a wealthy and outspoken widow, refused to conform to a passive role in her second marriage to her cousin, the hesitant and indecisive Richard Ewell. She openly assumed the stronger ... More


Industrial Waste, Germs, and Pollution The Battle over Pollution

John T. Cumbler

in Reasonable Use: The People, the Environment, and the State, New England 1790-1930

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195138139
eISBN:
9780197561683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195138139.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

In 1905, the state board of health for Connecticut looked back over the last half century and noted the tremendous change that had occurred. In the first half of the nineteenth century, “all the ... More


1921–1922: Denouement

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

in A Doctor for Rural America: The Reforms of Frances Sage Bradley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179773
eISBN:
9780813179780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Field assignments in Arkansas and Tennessee, both poor and backward states, damaged Bradley’s mobile clinic and challenged her spirits. After enactment of the Sheppard-Towner law, she pleaded for an ... More


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