The introduction is wonderful as it lays out the basic parts of the book.
Author: René Jules Dubos
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
DuBos et al examine the social aspects of the TB epidemic, along with some of the biological factors. They show how TB was romaticized, how it was portrayed as a demon coming to rob the healthy of life, and how it sparked scientific invention - in particular the stethescope. The introduction is wonderful as it lays out the basic parts of the book.
This collection provides an international survey of current thought on the spread and control of tuberculosis, covering historical, social, political, and medical aspects.
Author: Matthew Gandy
The dramatic increase since the 1980s in the global prevalence of tuberculosis is a story of medical failure. This collection provides an international survey of current thought on the spread and control of tuberculosis, covering historical, social, political, and medical aspects.
Packard's rich and nuanced analysis is a significant contribution to the growing body of literature on South Africa's social history as well as to the history of medicine and the political economy of health.
Author: Randall M. Packard
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Why does tuberculosis, a disease which is both curable and preventable, continue to produce over 50,000 new cases a year in South Africa, primarily among blacks? In answering this question Randall Packard traces the history of one of the most devastating diseases in twentieth-century Africa, against the background of the changing political and economic forces that have shaped South African society from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. These forces have generated a growing backlog of disease among black workers and their families and at the same time have prevented the development of effective public health measures for controlling it. Packard's rich and nuanced analysis is a significant contribution to the growing body of literature on South Africa's social history as well as to the history of medicine and the political economy of health.
Remember , however , that they can be saved and must be saved , not only for
their own sake , but also for the sake of their fellow men , to prevent the farther
spreading of the great white plague . If only for the reason of self - protection ,
From Science fiction grandmaster Frank Herbert, creator of the Dune universe, comes this novel of bioterrorism and gendercide.
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Tor Books
From Science fiction grandmaster Frank Herbert, creator of the Dune universe, comes this novel of bioterrorism and gendercide. What if women were an endangered species? It begins in Ireland, but soon spreads throughout the entire world: a virulent new disease expressly designed to target only women. As fully half of the human race dies off at a frightening pace and life on Earth faces extinction, panicked people and governments struggle to cope with the global crisis. Infected areas are quarantined or burned to the ground. The few surviving women are locked away in hidden reserves, while frantic doctors and scientists race to find a cure. Anarchy and violence consume the planet. The plague is the work of a solitary individual who calls himself the Madman. As government security forces feverishly hunt for the renegade scientist, he wanders incognito through a world that will never be the same. Society, religion, and morality are all irrevocably transformed by the White Plague. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Michigan. State Board of HealthPublish On: 1908
The Michigan Exhibit at the International Congress on Tuberculosis, Washington,
D.C. September 21-October 12 Michigan. State Board of Health. THE GREAT WHITE PLAGUE IN MICHIGAN 616.99579 M5 “ THE GREAT S8g WHITE PLAGUE ...
“I thought the black plague was that.” “No. The story—the ... It changed the war,
altered battle plans, killed more people in one year than the black plague did in
four. Fifteen thousand dead in ... Eddie said, “The White Plague.” DeBlieu fell into
Author: James Abel
In the frozen waters of the Arctic, Marine bioterror expert Joe Rush races to save a submarine crew from a lethal threat... “The pleas for help stopped coming just after five in the morning, Washington time. The Pentagon staffers cleared for handling sensitive messages sat in horror for a moment and then tried other ways to reach the victims. Nothing worked so they called the Director, who phoned me.” In the remote, frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, the high-powered and technically advanced submarine U.S.S. Montana is in peril. Adrift and in flames, the boat—and the entire crew—could be lost. The only team close enough to get to them in time is led by Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush. With only thirty-six hours before the surviving crew perish, Joe and his team must race to rescue the Montana and ensure that the boat doesn’t fall into enemy hands. Because a fast-approaching foreign submarine is already en route, and tensions may explode. But that’s the least of their troubles. For the surviving sailors are not alone on the sub. Something is trapped with them. Something deadly lethal. Something that plagued mankind long ago, when it devastated the entire world. And the crew of the Montana has unknowingly set it free. Now, Joe and his team must not only find a way to save the Montana and her crew, but stop a lethal horror of apocalyptic consequence from being unleashed on all humanity.
The authors examine the social aspects of the TB epidemic, along with some of the biological factors. They show how TB was romanticized, how it was portrayed as a demon coming to rob the healthy of life, and how it sparked scientific invention - in particular the stethoscope.
38 ' And when a man or woman hath in the skin of their flesh bright spots, white
bright spots, 39 and the priest hath seen, and ... 42 ' And when there is in the bald
back of the head, or in the bald forehead, a very red white plague, it is a leprosy ...
But when there is in the hind or fore baldness a reddish - white plague , it is
leprosy bursting forth in his hind or fore baldness . 43. And the priest shall see
him , and behold the rising of a reddish - white plague in his hind or fore
baldness , like ...
The Great White Plague . The “ Great White Plague , ” is what an exchange aptly
terms that ever present scourge , consumption . The accompanying diagram from
the office of the Michigan State Board of Health represents graphically the ...
Of cleansing the leper . him clean , and he hath washed his garments , its aspect ,
and the plague hath not spread , and ... This is a law of the leper , in and lo , the
rising of the very red white the day of his cleansing , that he hath been plague in ...
16 "Or if the raw flesh turn again, and be changed unto white, 'then1 he shall 17
come unto the priest, "and the priest shall 'look on' him : and, behold, if the plague
be turned into white, then the priest shall pronounce him clean that hath the ...