Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1573569593
  • ISBN-13: 9781573569590
  • DDC: 614.4003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
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From the Athenian flu pandemic to the Black Death to AIDS, this extensive two-volume set offers a sociocultural, historical and medical look at infectious diseases and their place in human history from Neolithic times to the present. Nearly 300 entries cover topics which include: individual diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, Ebola, and SARS; major epidemics such as the Black Death, 16th-century syphilis, cholera in the nineteenth century, and the Spanish Flu of 1918-19; environmental factors such as ecology, travel, poverty, wealth, slavery, and war; and historical and cultural effects of disease such as the relationship of Romanticism to Tuberculosis, the closing of London theaters during plague epidemics, and the effect of venereal disease on social reform.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Foreword.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
2: Aids.
3: Aids in Africa.
4: Aids in the United States.
5: Aids, Literature, and the Arts in the United States.
6: Air and Epidemic Diseases.
7: Animal Diseases (Zoonoses) and Epidemic Disease.
8: Animal Research.
9: Antibiotics.
10: Antonine Plague.
11: Apothecary/Pharmacist.
12: Armstrong, Richard (1805–1860).
13: Arthropods.
14: Astrology and Medicine.
15: Avicenna (Abu Ali Al-Husayn Ibn Abdullah Ibn Sina; 980–1037).
16: Ayurvedic Disease Theory and Medicine.
17: Babesiosis.
18: Bacterium/Bacteria.
19: Bartonella Diseases.
20: Behring, Emil Von (1854–1917).
21: Biblical Plagues.
22: Bimaristan/Maristan.
23: Biological Warfare.
24: Bioterrorism.
25: Black Death (1347–1352).
26: Black Death and Late Medieval Christianity.
27: Black Death, Economic and Demographic Effects Of.
28: Black Death, Flagellants, and Jews.
29: Black Death: Literature and Art.
30: Black Death: Modern Medical Debate.
31: Bubonic Plague.
32: Bubonic Plague in the United States.
33: Bubonic Plague, Second Pandemic.
34: Capitalism and Epidemic Disease.
35: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S..
36: Cervical Cancer.
37: Chadwick, Edwin (1800–1890).
38: Chagas's Disease.
39: Childhood.
40: Children and Childhood Epidemic Diseases.
41: Chinese Disease Theory and Medicine.
42: Chlamydia.
43: Cholera.
44: Cholera Before the Pandemics.
45: Cholera: First Through Third Pandemics, 1816–1861.
46: Cholera: Fourth Through Sixth Pandemics, 1862–1947.
47: Cholera: Seventh Pandemic, 1961–Present.
48: Cinema and Epidemic Disease.
49: Colonialism and Epidemic Disease.
50: Conjunctivitis.
51: Consumption.
52: Contagion and Transmission.
53: Contagion Theory of Disease, Premodern.
54: Cordon Sanitaire.
55: Corpses and Epidemic Disease.
56: Demographic Data Collection and Analysis, History Of.
57: Dengue Fever.
58: Diagnosis and Diagnostic Tools.
59: Diagnosis of Historical Diseases.
60: Diagnostic Tools.
61: Diet, Nutrition, and Epidemic Disease.
62: Diphtheria.
63: Disease in the Pre-Columbian Americas.
64: Disease, Social Construction Of.
65: Disinfection and Fumigation.
66: Doctor.
67: Drug Resistance in Microorganisms.
68: Dysentery.
69: Early Humans, Infectious Diseases In.
70: Ebola.
71: Ecology.
72: Ectoparasites.
73: Ehrlich, Paul (1854–1915).
74: Empiric.
75: Encephalitis.
76: Encephalitis, Epidemic Outbreaks in the Twentieth Century.
77: Enders, John Franklin (1897–1985).
78: Enteric Fevers.
79: Environment, Ecology, and Epidemic Disease.
80: Epidemic and Pandemic.
81: Epidemiology.
82: Epidemiology, Historical.
83: Epidemiology, History Of.
84: Ergotism.
85: Ethnicity.
86: Farr, William (1807–1883).
87: Fernel, Jean (1497–1558).
88: Film.
89: First Plague Pandemic.
90: Flagellants.
91: Flight.
92: Flu.
93: Folk Medicine.
94: Fracastoro, Girolamo (Ca. 1478–1553).
95: French Disease.
96: Frost, Wade Hampton (1880–1938).
97: Fumigation.
98: Galen (129–Ca. 217).
99: Geopolitics, International Relations, and Epidemic Disease.
100: Germ Theory of Disease.
101: Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
102: Gorgas, William Crawford (1854–1920).
103: Great Plague of London.
104: Great Pox.
105: Greco-Roman Medical Theory and Practice.
106: Haffkine, Waldemar Mordechai (1860–1930).
107: Hansen, Gerhard Armauer (1841–1912).
108: Hansen's Disease.
109: Hantavirus.
110: Hemorrhagic Fevers.
111: Hemorrhagic Fevers in Modern Africa.
112: Henderson, Donald Ainslie (1928–).
113: Hepatitis.
114: Heredity and Epidemic Disease.
115: Hippocrates (Ca. 460–375/350 Bce) and the Hippocratic Corpus.
116: Hippocratic Corpus.
117: Historical Epidemiology.
118: Hiv/Aids.
119: Hospitals and Medical Education in Britain and the United States.
120: Hospitals in the West To 1900.
121: Hospitals Since 1900.
122: Human Body.
123: Human Immunity and Resistance to Disease.
124: Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Hiv/Aids).
125: Human Papilloma Virus and Cervical Cancer.
126: Human Subjects Research.
127: Humoral Theory.
128: Immunity.
129: Immunization.
130: Immunology.
131: Industrialization and Epidemic Disease.
132: Industrial Revolution.
133: Infantile Paralysis.
134: Influenza.
135: Influenza Pandemic, 1889–1890.
136: Influenza Pandemic, 1918–1919.
137: Inoculation.
138: Insect Infestations.
139: Insecticide.
140: Insects, Other Arthropods, and Epidemic Disease.
141: International Health Agencies and Conventions.
142: Irish Potato Famine and Epidemic Disease, 1845–1850.
143: Islamic Disease Theory and Medicine.
144: Jenner, Edward (1749–1823).
145: Jews.
146: Kitasato, Shibasaburo (1852–1931).
147: Koch, Robert (1843–1910).
148: Lassa Fever.
149: Latin America, Colonial: Demographic Effects of Imported Diseases.
150: Laveran, Charles Louis Alphonse (1845–1922).
151: Lazaretto.
152: Leeuwenhoek, Antony Van (1632–1723).
153: Legionnaires’ Disease.
154: Leprosarium.
155: Leprosy.
156: Leprosy in the Premodern World.
157: Leprosy in the United States.
158: Leprosy, Societal Reactions To.
159: Literature, Disease in Modern.
160: London, Great Plague of (1665–1666).
161: Lyme Disease.
162: Magic and Healing.
163: Malaria.
164: Malaria and Modern Military History.
165: Malaria in Africa.
166: Malaria in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.
167: Malaria in the Americas.
168: Malaria in the Ancient World.
169: Mallon, Mary (1869–1938).
170: Malthusianism.
171: Manson, Patrick (1844–1922).
172: Marburg Virus.
173: Mather, Increase (1639–1723) and Cotton (1663–1728).
174: Measles.
175: Measles, Efforts to Eradicate.
176: Measles Epidemic in Fiji (1875) and Eugenics.
177: Measles in the Colonial Americas.
178: Media.
179: Medical Education in the West, 1100–1500.
180: Medical Education in the West, 1500–1900.
181: Medical Education in the West, 1900–Present.
182: Medical Ethics and Epidemic Disease.
183: Meningitis.
184: Miasma Theory.
185: Microscope.
186: Military.