SARS in Context: Memory, History, and Policy

SARS in Context: Memory, History, and Policy

by Jacalyn Duffin, Arthur Sweetman
     
 

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Former Ontario Chief Coroner James Young and infectious disease expert Dick Zoutman recount their efforts to contain the mysterious new disease. In answer to questions about "lessons from the past," several distinguished historians of epidemics examine how their knowledge of responses to older plagues influenced their perception of SARS. They also reflect on how the…  See more details below

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Former Ontario Chief Coroner James Young and infectious disease expert Dick Zoutman recount their efforts to contain the mysterious new disease. In answer to questions about "lessons from the past," several distinguished historians of epidemics examine how their knowledge of responses to older plagues influenced their perception of SARS. They also reflect on how the advent of SARS alters their views of the past. Finally, policy experts comment on possible changes to health care that the SARS experience suggests should be made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773581647
Publisher:
MQUP
Publication date:
10/12/2006
Series:
McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services Studies in the History of Medicine, Health, and Society , #27
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Jacalyn Duffin is professor in the Hannah Chair in History of Medicine, Queen’s University, and the author or several books, including Clio in the Clinic: History in Medical Practice.

Arthur Sweetman is director of the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, where he holds the Stauffer-Dunning Chair in Policy Studies, Queen’s University. He is the co-editor of Towards Evidence-Based Policy for Canadian Education.

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