Deciphering Global Epidemics: Analytical Approaches to the Disease Records of World Cities, 1888-1912
Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geography Department of Geography Andrew Cliff, Andrew Cliff, Peter Haggett, Matthew Smallman-Raynor
Cambridge University Press, Aug 28, 1998 - History - 469 pages
This book uses data collected in the American journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for some 350 cities from around the world to look at trends in global mortality at the turn of the twentieth century, a period that witnessed some of the most dramatic changes in city growth on an international scale. The diseases considered are diphtheria, enteric fever, measles, scarlet fever, tuberculosis and whooping cough--as well as death from all causes. The data have never before been systematically analyzed and they give important insights into patterns of mortality from these diseases.
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Prologue epidemics past
The nature of the evidence
The global sample an overall picture
Epidemic trends a global
Comparing world regions
The individual city record
Appendix to chapter 6
Epidemics looking forwards
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