Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 - Video

Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 - Video

Science & Medicine

This course consists of an international analysis of the impact of epidemic diseases on western society and culture from the bubonic plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent experience of SARS and swine flu. Leading themes include: infectious disease and its impact on society; the development of public health measures; the role of medical ethics; the genre of plague literature; the social reactions of mass hysteria and violence; the rise of the germ theory of disease; the development of tropical medicine; a comparison of the social, cultural, and historical impact of major infectious diseases; and the issue of emerging and re-emerging diseases.

Publisher Frank Snowden
Website http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/yale.edu-dz.7028857747.07028857749
Language(s) English

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