Deciphering Global Epidemics: Analytical Approaches to the Disease Records of World Cities, 1888-1912

Deciphering Global Epidemics: Analytical Approaches to the Disease Records of World Cities, 1888-1912

by Andrew Cliff, Peter Haggett, Matthew Smallman-Raynor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521472660

ISBN-13: 9780521472661

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 -

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521472661
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography Series, #26
Pages:
469
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.26(d)

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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