Epidemic Disease in Mexico City, 1761: An Administrative, Social, and Medical Study

Epidemic Disease in Mexico City, 1761: An Administrative, Social, and Medical Study

by Donald B. Cooper

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477305751
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 02/06/2015
Series: LLILAS Latin American Monograph Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Donald B. Cooper, who became interested in the history of medicine while a Hospital Corpsman with the U.S. Navy, taught history at Tulane University and Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: The Background
    • Introduction
    • 1. A Menacing Natural Environment
    • 2. Public-Health Administration
      • The Ayuntamiento
      • The Protomedicato
      • The Viceroy
      • The Audiencia
      • The Church
  • Part II: The Five Epidemics
    • 3. Typhus and Smallpox: Partners in Death (1761–1762)
    • 4. Inoculation: Rejected Lifesaver (1779–1780)
    • 5. Sickness in a Time of Famine (1784–1787)
    • 6. Smallpox: Word of Terror (1797–1798)
      • Early Reports of Smallpox
      • The Threat Draws Closer
      • Preparations for an Impending Crisis
      • The Epidemic Begins
      • The Chief Council of Charity in Command
      • A Glance at the Monterrey Outbreak
      • Final Report of the Chief Council of Charity
    • 7. The Year of Mysterious Fevers (1813)
  • Part III: The Cycle of Sickness
    • 8. Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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