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Health and Disease in Human History : A Journal of Interdisciplinary History Reader - Robert I. Rotberg

Health and Disease in Human History

A Journal of Interdisciplinary History Reader

By: Robert I. Rotberg (Editor)

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For more than thirty years, interdisciplinary historians have studied how groups and individuals in the past progressed despite food scarcities, nutritional deficiencies, exposure to virulent disease pathogens, dangerous forms of sanitation and other public health problems, menacing urban streets, fearsome and infectious sea voyages, and many other morbid and mortal hazards. That populations grew and economies developed is a tribute to many kinds of human advances. But progress was neither linear nor consistent; nor was it equivalent across continents and cultures. This collection of essays suggests the great extent to which exploration, settlement, agricultural growth, colonization, urbanization, and even human stature were influenced by environmental and epidemiological realities, as well as by political and economic responses to those realities. Contributors: Dauril Alden, Andrew Appleby, Kenneth Fliess, Myron Gutmann, Susan Hanley, Anne Hardy, Irene Hecht, Andrew Hinde, Kenneth Kiple, Virginia Kiple, Massimo Livi-Bacci, Robert McCaa, Joseph Miller, David Northrup, James Riley, Daniel Blake Smith, Robert Woods.

Morbidity and Mortality in Human History: The Struggle to Survivep. 1
Nutrition and Disease: The Case of London, 1550-1750p. 23
Diagnosis, Death, and Diet: The Case of London, 1750-1909p. 45
Mortality in Victorian England: Models and Patternsp. 61
Height, Nutrition, and Mortality Risk Reconsideredp. 89
Fertility, Nutrition, and Pellagra: Italy during the Vital Revolutionp. 117
Urban Sanitation in Preindustrial Japanp. 141
Spanish and Nahuatl Views on Smallpox and Demographic Catastrophe in Mexicop. 167
Out of Africa: The Slave Trade and the Transmission of Smallpox to Brazil, 1560-1831p. 203
Deficiency Diseases in the Caribbeanp. 231
Mortality and Family in the Colonial Chesapeakep. 249
African Mortality in the Suppression of the Slave Trade: The Case of the Bight of Biafrap. 275
The Social Context of Child Mortality in the American Southwestp. 293
Kinship and Migration: The Making of an Oregon Isolate Communityp. 323
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ISBN: 9780262681223
ISBN-10: 0262681226
Series: Journal of Interdisciplinary History Readers
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 10th October 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.57