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4. Private horrors

4. Private horrors  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0004
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‘Private horrors’ looks at the depiction of plague in the historical sources, and explains how authors inherited a narrative framework and illustrative images they felt bound to copy. ... More
2. Pandemics and epidemics

2. Pandemics and epidemics  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0002
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9780199589548
‘Pandemics and epidemics’ looks at the way plague is described in the historical record and considers its possible causes. The model of the first three pandemics is one created by western ... More
Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction  

Christian W. McMillen

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780190625214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.001.0001
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9780199340071
The 2014 Ebola epidemic demonstrated the power of pandemics and their ability not only to destroy lives locally but also to capture imaginations worldwide. Pandemics: A Very Short ... More
3. Influenza

3. Influenza  

Marta L. Wayne and Benjamin M. Bolker

in Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191785276
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688937.003.0003
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9780199688937
Influenza, or flu, has caused more deaths than any single disease outbreak since the 14th-century bubonic plague. Twenty to fifty million people worldwide died from the 1918 Spanish Flu, ... More
4. Medicine in the community

4. Medicine in the community  

William Bynum

in The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776984
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10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.003.0005
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9780199215430
‘Medicine in the community’ examines the rise of public health in the nineteenth century, with its new concepts of state directives on healthcare and mass treatment and prevention ... More
5. Public health

5. Public health  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0005
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‘Public health’ looks at the measures taken by governments to protect the public from epidemics. By the end of the fifteenth century, basic defence mechanisms and the rationale of plague ... More
6. Enduring images

6. Enduring images  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0006
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‘Enduring images’ examines the depiction of plague in art and literature to understand how the disease was imagined in the past. Images of plague have a continuous history, invented and ... More
3. Big impacts: the Black Death

3. Big impacts: the Black Death  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0003
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‘Big impacts: the Black Death’ explains how the contention that major epidemic disasters changed the course of historical events — the ‘Great Disaster’ interpretations of history — leaves ... More
7. The lessons of histories

7. The lessons of histories  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0007
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‘The lessons of histories’ explains how narratives about plague, whether histories or novels, contemporary chronicles or reports to governments, all focus on the same issues: the dilemmas ... More
1. Plague: what's in a name?

1. Plague: what's in a name?  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777998
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0001
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‘Plague: what's in a name?’ looks at the various meanings of the term ‘plague’, the epidemiology of the disease, and its existence as a social phenomenon. Plague is distinguished from other ... More
3. The origins of public health into the 1700s

3. The origins of public health into the 1700s  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0003
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9780199688463
Public health cannot be understood without a knowledge of its history. ‘The origins of public health into the 1700s’ considers the earliest roots of public health, 4,000 years ago in ... More
1. Plague

1. Plague  

Christian W. McMillen

in Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.003.0002
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9780199340071
The plague is a disease caused by a bacillus, Yersinia pestis, transmitted by the bite of an infected flea. ‘Plague’ identifies three main periods of the pandemic. It first appeared in the ... More
Plague: A Very Short Introduction

Plague: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Slack

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777998
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199589548
Plague: A Very Short Introduction explores the historical impact of plague over the centuries, focusing on how people coped with the disease and how governments fought it. It ... More

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