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The last plague : Spanish influenza and the politics of public health in Canada, Mark Osborne Humphries

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The last plague : Spanish influenza and the politics of public health in Canada
Title
The last plague
Title remainder
Spanish influenza and the politics of public health in Canada
Statement of responsibility
Mark Osborne Humphries
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Last Plague, Mark Osborne Humphries examines how federal epidemic disease management strategies developed before the First World War, arguing that the deadliest epidemic in Canadian history ultimately challenged traditional ideas about disease and public health governance. Using federal, provincial, and municipal archival sources, newspapers, and newly discovered military records - as well as original epidemiological studies - Humphries' sweeping national study situates the flu within a larger social, political, and military context for the first time. His provocative conclusion is that the 1918 flu crisis had important long-term consequences at the national level, ushering in the 'modern' era of public health in Canada."--
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1981-
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Humphries, Mark Osborne
Dewey number
614.518097109041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Public health
  • Disease management
  • Medical policy
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The last plague : Spanish influenza and the politics of public health in Canada, Mark Osborne Humphries
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-306) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
I. Introduction -- II. Establishing the Grand Watch: Epidemics and Public Health, 1832-1883 -- III. 'Everybody's Business is Nobody's Business': Sanitary Science, Social Reform, and Mentalities of Public Health, 1867-1914 -- IV. A Pandemic Prelude: The 1889-90 Influenza Pandemic in Canada -- V. Happily Rare of Complications: The Flu's First Wave in Canada and the Official Response -- VI. A Dark and Invisible Fog Descends: The Second Wave of Flu and the Federal Response -- VII. 'A Terrible Fall for Preventative Medicine': Provincial and Municipal Responses to the Second Wave of Flu -- VIII. The Trail of Infected Armies: War, the Flu, and the Popular Response -- IX. 'The Nation's Duty': Creating a Federal Department of Health -- X. 'Success is somewhere Around the Corner': The Changing Federal Role in Public Health -- XI. Conclusion -- XII. Bibliography of Sources Consulted
Control code
FIEb17308252
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 323 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442641112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)784293147
Label
The last plague : Spanish influenza and the politics of public health in Canada, Mark Osborne Humphries
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. Introduction -- II. Establishing the Grand Watch: Epidemics and Public Health, 1832-1883 -- III. 'Everybody's Business is Nobody's Business': Sanitary Science, Social Reform, and Mentalities of Public Health, 1867-1914 -- IV. A Pandemic Prelude: The 1889-90 Influenza Pandemic in Canada -- V. Happily Rare of Complications: The Flu's First Wave in Canada and the Official Response -- VI. A Dark and Invisible Fog Descends: The Second Wave of Flu and the Federal Response -- VII. 'A Terrible Fall for Preventative Medicine': Provincial and Municipal Responses to the Second Wave of Flu -- VIII. The Trail of Infected Armies: War, the Flu, and the Popular Response -- IX. 'The Nation's Duty': Creating a Federal Department of Health -- X. 'Success is somewhere Around the Corner': The Changing Federal Role in Public Health -- XI. Conclusion -- XII. Bibliography of Sources Consulted
Control code
FIEb17308252
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 323 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442641112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)784293147

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