Medicine At The Border

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Medicine at the Border explores the pressing issues of border control and infectious disease in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The book places world health in world history, microbes and their management in globalization, and disease in the history of international relations, bringing together leading scholars on the history and politics of global health. The authors show how infectious disease has been central to the political, legal and commercial history of nationalism, colonialism and internationalism over the modern period.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230507067
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

ALISON BASHFORD is a Medical Historian based at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has published on the history of public health and colonialism in the modern period, and on gender and medicine. Books include Imperial Hygiene (2004), Purity and Pollution: Gender, Embodiment and Victorian Medicine (1998) and Isolation: Places and Practices of Exclusion, co-edited with Carolyn Strange (2003). Her current projects are an intellectual history of the problem of world population in the first half of the twentieth century and an international history of eugenics, to be edited with Philippa Levine.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: 'The Age of Universal Contagion': Disease, History and Globalization--A.Bashford
• Civilizing the State: Borders, Weak States and International Health in Modern Europe--P.Zylberman
• Yellow Fever Crusade: US Colonialism, Tropical Medicine, and the International Politics of Mosquito Control, 1900-20--A.M.Stern
• WHO-led or WHO-managed? Re-assessing the Smallpox Eradication Programme in India, 1960-80--S.Bhattacharya
• The World Health Organisation and the Transition from 'International' to 'Global' Health--T.M.Brown, M.Cueto & E.Fee
• Where is the Border? Turberculosis Screening in the United Kingdom and Australia, 1950-2000--I.Convery, J.Welshman & A.Bashford
• Medical Humanitarianism in and beyond France: Breaking Down or Patrolling Borders?--M.Ticktin
• Screening out Diseased Bodies: Immigration, Mandatory HIV Testing, and the Making of a Healthy Canada--R.Mawani
• Passports and Pestilence: Migration, Security and Contemporary Border Control of Infectious Diseases--R.J.Coker & A.Ingram
• Drawing the Lines: Danger and Risk in the Age of SARS--C.Hooker
• Biosecurity: Friend or Foe for Public Health Governance?--D.P.Fidler
• Postcard from Plaguetown: SARS and the Exoticisation of Toronto--C.Strange
• The Geopolitics of Global Public Health Surveillance in the Twenty-First Century--L.Weir & E.Mykhalovskiy

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