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Contagion : how commerce has spread disease, Mark Harrison

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Contagion : how commerce has spread disease
Title
Contagion
Title remainder
how commerce has spread disease
Statement of responsibility
Mark Harrison
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Much as we take comfort in the belief that modern medicine and public health tactics can protect us from horrifying contagious diseases, such faith is dangerously unfounded. So demonstrates Mark Harrison in this pathbreaking investigation of the intimate connections between trade and disease throughout modern history. For centuries commerce has been the single most important factor in spreading diseases to different parts of the world, the author shows, and today the same is true. But in today's global world, commodities and germs are circulating with unprecedented speed. Beginning with the plagues that ravaged Eurasia in the fourteenth century, Harrison charts both the passage of disease and the desperate measures to prevent it. He examines the emergence of public health in the Western world, its subsequent development elsewhere, and a recurring pattern of misappropriation of quarantines, embargoes, and other sanitary measures for political or economic gain even for use as weapons of war. In concluding chapters the author exposes the weaknesses of today's public health regulations<U+0127> �a set of rules that not only disrupt the global economy but also fail to protect the public from the afflictions of trade-borne disease.--
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1964-
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Harrison, Mark
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Epidemics
  • Communicable diseases
  • International trade
  • Communicable diseases
  • Quarantine
Label
Contagion : how commerce has spread disease, Mark Harrison
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[327]-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Plague and the global economy
  • Protection or protectionism?
  • Disease and globalization
  • Conclusion: Sanitary pasts, sanitary futures
  • Merchants of death
  • War by other means
  • The
  • evils of quarantine
  • Quarantine and the empire of free trade
  • Yellow fever resurgent
  • A
  • stranglehold on the East
Control code
FIEb17746036
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 376 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300123579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785865143
Label
Contagion : how commerce has spread disease, Mark Harrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[327]-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Plague and the global economy
  • Protection or protectionism?
  • Disease and globalization
  • Conclusion: Sanitary pasts, sanitary futures
  • Merchants of death
  • War by other means
  • The
  • evils of quarantine
  • Quarantine and the empire of free trade
  • Yellow fever resurgent
  • A
  • stranglehold on the East
Control code
FIEb17746036
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 376 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300123579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785865143

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