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A modern contagion : imperialism and public health in Iran's age of cholera

Author: Amir Arsalan Afkhami
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Remedying an important deficit in the historiography of medicine, public health, and the Middle East, A Modern Contagion increases our understanding of ongoing sociopolitical challenges in Iran and  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Online-Ausgabe, electronic
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amir Arsalan Afkhami
ISBN: 9781421427218 1421427214
OCLC Number: 1099842361
Description: xiv, 276 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: AcknowledgmentsChronology of Major EventsA Note on Transliteration and StyleIntroduction 1Chapter 1. Cholera and the Globalization of Health in Iran, 1821-1889Chapter 2. The 1889-1893 Cholera EpidemicsChapter 3. Epidemics and Sanitary Imperialism, 1896-1904 Chapter 4. Cholera, Germs, and the 1906 Constitutional Revolution Chapter 5. Wars, Plagues, and Institutional Developments in Health, 1906-1926 Epilogue AppendixesA. Nasir al-Din Shah's 1879 Decree on the Hygiene of Tehran B. Muzaffar al-Din Shah's 1897 Decree Regulating Sanitary Stations and Quarantines on Iran's Eastern Frontiers C. Medical Practice Act of 1911 D. 1914 Sanitation Ordinances for Tehran NotesSelect BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Amir A. Afkhami.


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Easily the most definitive study of a sadly ignored episode of history

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"Easily the most definitive study of a sadly ignored episode of history. The narrative is bold in its claims, meticulous in its research, and seamlessly able to move from the minutiae of bacteriology to the machinations of Great Britain and Russia in the Big Game. I marvel at the author's acute...
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