Deciphering Global Epidemics: Analytical Approaches to the Disease Records of World Cities, 1888-1912by Andrew Cliff, Peter Haggett, Matthew Smallman-Raynor
Pub. Date: 08/28/1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book uses American data collected for some 350 cities from around the world to look at trends in global mortality at the turn of the twentieth century, a period which witnessed some of the most dramatic changes in city growth on an international scale. The diseases considered are diphtheria, enteric fever, measles, scarlet fever, tuberculosis and whooping cough - as well as death from all causes. The data have never before been systematically analysed and they give important insights into patterns of mortality from these diseases.
Table of Contents
List of figures; List of plates; List of tables; Foreword; Preface; 1. Prologue: epidemics past; 2. The nature of the evidence; 3. The global sample: an overall picture; 4. Epidemic trends: a global synthesis; 5. Comparing world regions; 6. The individual city record; 7. Epidemics: looking forwards; Appendices; References.
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