Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940: Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk by S. Polu

Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940: Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk

byS. Polu

Hardcover | April 17, 2012

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Using case studies of cholera, plague, malaria, and yellow fever, this book analyzes how factors such as public health diplomacy, trade, imperial governance, medical technologies, and cultural norms operated within global and colonial conceptions of political and epidemiological risk to shape infectious disease policies in colonial India.

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SANDHYA POLU is currently Special Aide to the United States Ambassador to Italy at the US Embassy in Rome, Italy. Prior to this appointment, she worked at the Tauri Group, advising the US Department of Defense on international biosecurity policies. She holds a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University and a B.A. in History from Stanfor...
Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940: Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk
Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940: Policy-Making and the Perception of Risk

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Title:Infectious Disease in India, 1892-1940: Policy-Making and the Perception of RiskFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Acknowledgements List of AbbreviationsIntroduction All Eyes on India Plague and Cholera – The Epidemic versus the EndemicMalaria – India's True Plague From Panama to Khartoum – Yellow Fever Inches Closer to HomeDisease as Prism Epilogue: Swine Flu ReduxNotesBibliography Index