Defining Documents in World History: Pandemics, Plagues and Public Health, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1642657344
  • ISBN-13: 9781642657340
  • DDC: 614.49
  • 800 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released June 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Plagues and pandemics are a part of global history, from the biblical plague of locusts to today’s COVID-19 pandemic. Dealing with unchecked diseases and disasters has given rise to great human suffering and loss of life, but it has also played a significant role in shaping our societies. Advances in public health, medicine, scientific research, and even the arts have often been inspired by or required of those who have survived. This two-volume set includes content on the Black Death, smallpox, the plague, malaria, typhoid, polio, SARS, AIDS, COVID-19, and others.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Editor’s Introduction.
1: Sickness Unto Death in Early Times.
2: Thucydides on the Athenian Plague.
3: Requirements for a Physician.
4: Galen, Method of Medicine.
5: Plague of Cyprian: De Mortalitate.
6: On Fate and Providence, from The Consolation of Philosophy.
7: Procopius on Plague.
8: “On Experimental Science”.
9: The Black Death: Two Readings.
10: Decameron.
11: Statute of Laborers.
12: Florentine Chronicle.
13: Nostradamus on a Remedy for the Plague.
14: The Charitable Pestmaster, or, The Cure of the Plague.
15: From A Journal of the Plague Year.
16: An Historical Account of the Small-Pox Inoculated in New England.
17: Letters by James Oglethorpe on an Epidemic of Influenza in Savannah, Georgia, 1733.
18: An Account of the Bilious Remitting Yellow Fever.
19: Disease in the Industrial Era.
20: Report on the Typhus Epidemic in Upper Silesia (1947–48).
21: On the Mode of Communication of Cholera.
22: An Emigrant’s Narrative; or, A Voice from the Steerage.
23: National Quarantine Act.
24: From How the Other Half Lives.
25: Epidemic Diseases Act (British India, 1897).
26: Pure Food and Drug Act.
27: Child Labor in the New York City Tenements.
28: Australian Quarantine Document.
29: Documents Relating to the Trudeau Sanitarium.
30: Notice to Alaskan Natives Regarding Flu Containment.
31: Plans for a Liberty Bond Parade during the 1918 Flu Pandemic.
32: 1924 Pneumonic Plague in Los Angeles.
33: Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938.
34: Streptomycin Experiment Notebook.
35: On the Polio Vaccine Situation.