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The International Construction of Yellow Fever

Heather Bell

in Frontiers of Medicine in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1940

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207498
eISBN:
9780191677694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207498.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter highlights a new and important international dimension to medical research and disease control in Africa, born of the very specific conditions of the inter-war period. The linking of ... More


The prospect of invasion

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The final chapter of the book focuses on fears about the importation of yellow fever from the West Indies during and immediately after the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. It argues that ... More


Black Identity and Yellow Fever in Philadelphia: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; August 1793

Joanna Brooks

in American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332919
eISBN:
9780199851263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332919.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on Absalom Jones and Richard Allen, members of Philadelphia's Prince Hall Masonic Lodge and founders of the African Methodist Episcopal church. Philadelphia's civic leaders ... More


Yellow fever vaccine in Brazil: fighting a tropical scourge, modernising the nation

Jaime Benchimol

in The Politics of Vaccination: A Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110886
eISBN:
9781526124272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110886.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows how successive yellow fever vaccines, conceived as complex sociotechnical constructs, have been involved in the construction of the Brazilian nation state. Three distinct periods ... More


Frontiers of Medicine in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1940

Heather Bell

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207498
eISBN:
9780191677694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207498.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Much recent work on the history of colonial medicine argues that medicine was the handmaiden of colonial power and of capitalism. Highlighting the tenuousness of colonial power, this book challenges ... More


Empire, Federalism, and the Surprising Fall of Yellow Fever

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/9780226922195.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter argues that the rise and fall of yellow fever in the United States was the result of a constellation of American political institutions and ideologies. While it is true that even during ... More


Pathology, physiology, and race

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The final chapter of Part I examines the relationships between pathology, nervous physiology, and notions of race during the early nineteenth century. The chapter is divided between British India and ... More


The Pre-Occupation with Cuba

in Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226218113
eISBN:
9780226218137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218137.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the autumn of 1897, the southern United States were overcome by a terror that stopped the people living there in their tracks, the dreaded yellow fever had come back. Decades of experience had ... More


Fighting the Yellow Scourge:: Initial Sanitation Reforms in Cuba

in Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226218113
eISBN:
9780226218137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218137.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

After decades of growing concerns in the United States for Havana's endemic yellow fever, the war of 1898 had put U.S. authorities in a position to take action. During the first two years of the ... More


The Hunt for the Mosquito

in Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226218113
eISBN:
9780226218137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218137.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Despite intense efforts aimed at controlling yellow fever, in 1900 the number of cases began to increase again in the United States. The quarantines and extensive disinfections that were established ... More


Habitats for vectors of disease

D. Dudley Williams

in The Biology of Temporary Waters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter considers the many disease-causing and disease-carrying organisms, chiefly invertebrates that live in temporary water habitats. Important examples include blood flukes (schistomiasis), ... More


“Those Friendly Reciprocities”: Panic and Participation in the Age of Yellow Fever

Simon Finger

in The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448935
eISBN:
9780801464003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448935.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter chronicles a period of panic and disunity at the onset of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. In the next dozen years, yellow fever returned to terrorize Philadelphia six more times, taking ... More


Introduction

Thomas A. Apel

in Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797405
eISBN:
9780804799638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797405.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Introduction accentuates the depths of the problem of yellow fever, and it situates Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds in the relevant historiographies. Most works on yellow fever have focused on ... More


Reconnecting

John Wigger

in American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387803
eISBN:
9780199866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387803.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

While Methodism grew vigorously in New York, its growth was slower in New England, in part because Methodists refused to seek government support. Asbury frequently had strep throat, which can damage ... More


The Limits of Domination

in Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226218113
eISBN:
9780226218137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218137.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

By the end of its second military occupation of Cuba in January 1909, the United States had succeeded in eliminating a longstanding threat to the health and economy of its southern states: yellow ... More


Yellow Fever: Stories from Philadelphia and Memphis

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

As measured by mass evacuation of cities, yellow fever provoked more fear and panic than any other epidemic disease in US history. This chapter concentrates on two of the most devastating epidemics ... More


Freeing the Lavish Hand of Nature: Environment and Economy in Nineteenth-Century Hampton Roads

John Majewski

in Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226300177
eISBN:
9780226300344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300344.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Hampton Roads region of Virginia is blessed with one of the best deep water anchorages in the world. Before the Civil War, though, Hampton Roads failed to realize the ambitious economic goals of ... More


Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930

Mariola Espinosa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226218113
eISBN:
9780226218137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218137.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the early fall of 1897, yellow fever shuttered businesses, paralyzed trade, and caused tens of thousands of people living in the southern United States to abandon their homes and flee for their ... More


Hodge’s Parents

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Three explores the parents and early family life of Charles Hodge. Hodge’s father, Hugh Hodge, was a Philadelphia physician who played an important role in the Philadelphia Yellow Fever ... More


Yellow Fever: The Broader Picture

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

The chapter begins with the history of yellow fever in the Spanish Empire and its absence in spawning riots or attacks against the victims of the disease in the New World, despite great fear, panic, ... More


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