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Professor of Geography School of Geography Matthew Smallman-Raynor; Andrew Cliff

Professor of Geography School of Geography Matthew Smallman-Raynor; Andrew Cliff Atlas of Epidemic Britain : A Twentieth Century Picture (Hardcover)

Professor of Geography School of Geography Matthew Smallman-Raynor; Andrew Cliff Atlas of Epidemic Britain : A Twentieth Century Picture (Hardcover)

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Over a hundred years have passed since Charles Creighton's A History of Epidemics in Britain was published. Then, epidemics of infectious diseases accounted for a third of all deaths in the British Isles, caused principally by familiar infections like measles, whooping cough, scarlet fever,
and smallpox, as well as by a host of now unfamiliar conditions in Britain like plague, cholera and typhus.

By the beginning of the twenty-first century, mortality from infectious diseases had dropped to less than one in ten thousand of all deaths. But an invidious change had been taking place. Many of the old infectious diseases had been pushed into retreat by improvements in health care, delivered for
three generations by a National Health Service, socio-economic progress, and medical advances - particularly mass vaccination which caused morbidity and mortality from a series of vaccine-preventable infections to implode. The vacuum generated was filled not just by cancers and cardio-vascular
conditions. To add to the mix, infectious disease morbidity and mortality began to increase again, caused by a complex mixture of apparently new pathogens like bird flu, swine flu, variant Creutzfeld-Jacob disease (vCJD), Escherichia coli O157: H7, HIV, and hospital-based infections.

Using over 300 new maps, charts, photographs and associated text, this full-colour Atlas views a century of change - the ebb and flow of infection - in Britain's epidemic landscape. It maps and interprets the complex time-space tapestry woven in twentieth century Britain by the uneven retreat of
some infectious diseases, the emergence of new infections and the re-emergence of certain historical plagues. In each chapter, representative maps are accompanied by micrographs of the biological agents of the diseases mapped, illustrations of the environments in which they occur, the impacts they
have had, and the pioneers who unravelled their complex life and death cycles. The accompanying text summarizes the epidemics each pathogen has caused in the British Isles, its current status, and the probability of future control.
Atlas of Epidemic Britain: A Twentieth Century Picture (Hardcover)

Specifications

Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press, USA

Book Format

Hardcover

Original Languages

ENG

Number of Pages

230

Author

Matthew Smallman-Raynor, Andrew Cliff

Title

Atlas of Epidemic Britain

ISBN-13

9780199572922

Publication Date

July, 2012

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

14.30 x 10.60 x 0.60 Inches

ISBN-10

0199572925

SKU: WA19763455

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