The Resource Epidemics : the story of South Africa's five most lethal human diseases, Howard Phillips

Epidemics : the story of South Africa's five most lethal human diseases, Howard Phillips

Label
Epidemics : the story of South Africa's five most lethal human diseases
Title
Epidemics
Title remainder
the story of South Africa's five most lethal human diseases
Statement of responsibility
Howard Phillips
Title variation
Story of South Africa's five most lethal human diseases
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first history of epidemics in South Africa, lethal episodes that significantly shaped this society over three centuries. Focusing on five devastating diseases between 1713 and today--smallpox, bubonic plague, "Spanish influenza," polio, and HIV/AIDS--the book probes their origins, their catastrophic courses, and their consequences in both the short and long terms. The impacts of these epidemics ranged from the demographic--the "Spanish flu," for instance, claimed the lives of 6 percent of the country's population in six weeks--to the political, the social, the economic, the spiritual, the psychological, and the cultural. Moreover, as each of these epidemics occurred at crucial moments in the country's history--such as during the South African War and World War I--the book also examines how these processes affected and were affected by the five epidemics. To those who read this book, history will not look the same again."--Project Muse
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
614.4/968
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA650.8.S6
LC item number
P49 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Ohio short histories of Africa
Label
Epidemics : the story of South Africa's five most lethal human diseases, Howard Phillips
Publication
Note
"First published as Plague, Pox and Pandemics by Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd in 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Smallpox, 1713/1893: 'There are no people left, only stones' -- Plague, 1901/1907: 'The dreaded disorder' -- Spanish flu, 1918/1919: 'It threatens the existence of the entire race' -- Poliomyelitis, 1918/1963: 'The middle-class plague' -- HIV/AIDS, 1982/ : 'A catastrophe in slow motion' -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn808340561
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (168 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444429
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1rbwngt
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30636449
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808340561
  • pebcs0821444425
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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