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Epidemics and History: Disease, Power and Imperialism

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This book is a major and wide-ranging study of the great epidemic scourges of humanity—plague, leprosy, smallpox, syphilis, cholera, and yellow fever/malaria—over the last six centuries. It is also much more. Sheldon Watts, a cultural and social historian who has spent much of his career studying and teaching in the world’s South, applies a wholly original perspective to t ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 10th 1999 by Yale University Press (first published November 10th 1997)
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Liliana Carvalho
Mar 22, 2011 Liliana Carvalho rated it liked it
Interessante mas muito denso. A informação histórica abunda mas isso também contribui para a dificuldade da leitura e a incapacidade de extrair dados relecantes do texto. De qualquer modo existem alguns capítulos que lidos individualmente são bastante importante (dos quais sublinho aquele dedicado à sífilis).
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