The Resource Enemy in the blood : malaria, environment, and development in Argentina, Eric D. Carter

Enemy in the blood : malaria, environment, and development in Argentina, Eric D. Carter

Label
Enemy in the blood : malaria, environment, and development in Argentina
Title
Enemy in the blood
Title remainder
malaria, environment, and development in Argentina
Statement of responsibility
Eric D. Carter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the dramatic yet mostly forgotten history of malaria control in northwest Argentina. Carter traces the evolution of malaria science and policy in Argentina from the disease's emergence as a social problem in the 1890s to its effective eradication by 1950. Malaria-control proponents saw the campaign as part of a larger project of constructing a modern identity for Argentina. Insofar as development meant building a more productive, rational, and hygienic society, the perceptions of a culturally backwards and disease-ridden interior prevented Argentina from joining the ranks of "modern" nations. The path to eradication, however, was not easy due to complicated public health politics, inappropriate application of foreign malaria control strategies, and a habitual misreading of the distinctive ecology of malaria in the northwest, especially the unique characteristics of the local mosquito vector. Homegrown scientific expertise, a populist public health agenda, and an infusion of new technologies eventually brought a rapid end to malaria's scourge, if not the cure for regional underdevelopment
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.9/36200982
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RC162.A7
LC item number
C37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Enemy in the blood : malaria, environment, and development in Argentina, Eric D. Carter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-272) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.A Cure for Backwardness? The Rationale for Malaria Control -- 2. Launching the Campaign -- 3. Foreign, National, and Local Influences on Malaria Control -- 4."Think like a Mosquito": Turning the Tide against Malaria -- 5."God Bless General Peron": The Politics and Technologies of Malaria Eradication
Control code
ocn781592793
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 283 pages
Isbn
9780817385958
Lccn
2011022669
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26058789
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)781592793
  • pebcs0817317600

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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