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Chris Hamlin is at the University of Notre Dame and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Start reading Cholera: The Biography (Biographies of Disease) on your Kindle in under a minute.

Cholera is a frightening disease. But the problem of cholera has not disappeared. Victims are wracked by stomach cramps and suffer intense diarrhoea. Death can come within hours. This book tells the story of cholera, and looks at both the medical success in the West, and the different attitudes to the disease in countries in which it is prevalent as opposed to those in which it put in a temporary appearance.

In each individual volume an expert historian or clinician tells the story of a particular disease or condition throughout history - not only in terms of growing medical understanding of its nature and cure, but also shifting social and cultural attitudes, and changes in the meaning of the name of the disease itself. I suppose the microbe that causes cholera is a living organism and thus warrants a biography, but I’m not sure the term can apply when the subject is really millions of micro-organisms, constantly adapting over time.

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Christopher Hamlin, Cholera: the biography, Biographies of Disease Series, Oxford University Press, 2009.

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Cholera: The Biography. Lambda Alpha Journal Volume 40, 2010 Page 92 Cholera: The Biography Christopher Hamlin, 2009, Oxford University Press Ivy A. Davis Department of Anthropology Wichita State University – Alpha of Kansas The author, Christopher Hamlin, is a historian: Professor of History and of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame. It is not surprising, therefore, that this book has the look and feel of a history book. By Christopher Hamlin (Author). Cholera is a frightening disease. In each individual volume an expert historian or clinician tells the story of a particular disease or condition throughout history - not only in terms of growing medical understanding of its nature and cure, but also shifting social and cultural attitudes, and changes in the meaning of the name of the disease itself.

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Cholera is a frightening disease. Victims are wracked by stomach cramps and suffer intense diarrhoea. Death can come within hours. Though now seeming a distant memory in Europe, which suffered several epidemics in the 19th century before John Snow identified the link with water, cholera is still a serious threat in many parts of the world--Zimbabwe is a recent example. Snow's discovery was one of the great breakthroughs of epidemiology and a wonderful story from the history of science. Later came the discovery of the culprit organism--Cholera vibrio--understanding of its life cycle, and the development of a vaccine. But the problem of cholera has not disappeared. This book tells the story of cholera, and looks at both the medical success in the West, and the different attitudes to the disease in countries in which it is prevalent as opposed to those in which it put in a temporary appearance. Unlike other books on cholera, which focus on the experience of particular countries, Christopher Hamlin's account draws together the experiences from various countries, both those that were colonies and those that were not. Cholera: the biography is part of the Oxford series, Biographies of Diseases, edited by William and Helen Bynum. In each individual volume an expert historian or clinician tells the story of a particular disease or condition throughout history - not only in terms of growing medical understanding of its nature and cure, but also shifting social and cultural attitudes, and changes in the meaning of the name of the disease itself.
Cholera: The Biography (Biographies of Diseases) download epub
Medicine
Author: Christopher Hamlin
ISBN: 019954624X
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 8, 2009)
Pages: 344 pages