Disease Maps

Disease Maps

Epidemics on the Ground

eBook - 2011
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In the seventeenth century, a map of the plague suggested a radical idea--that the disease was carried and spread by humans. In the nineteenth century, maps of cholera cases were used to prove its waterborne nature. More recently, maps charting the swine flu pandemic caused worldwide panic and sent shockwaves through the medical community. In Disease Maps, Tom Koch contends that to understand epidemics and their history we need to think about maps of varying scale, from the individual body to shared symptoms evidenced across cities, nations, and the world. Disease Maps begins with a brief revi.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2011
ISBN: 9786613362629
661336262X
9780226449401
0226449408
Characteristics: 1 online resource (344 p.)

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