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On the Web: Articles

Learning What is Known So Far About SARS. Houston Chronicle (4/27/03).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Emergency Response Research Institute (ERRI).

Global Health Council.

World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO Communicable Disease Surveillance & Response.

In the Library: Articles

Borenstein, Seth. "A new age of germs," San Jose Mercury (5/13/03). Fast-changing modern world paves way for a variety of viral threats that can move quickly from one region to another.

Polgar, S. "Health & human behavior," Current Anthropology 3 (1962):159-205.

Post, John D. "Famine, mortality & epidemic disease in the process of modernization," Economic History Review 29 (1976):14-37.

Rosenberg, Charles & Others. "In time of plague: the history & social consequences of lethal epidemic disease," Social Research 55 (fall 88):321-528. Symposium.

Yoeri, Meir. "Animal infections & human diseases," Scientific American (5/60):161-.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Ackerknecht, Erwin R. History & Geography of the Most Important Diseases (NY: Hafner, 1965).

Aisenberg, Andrew R. Contagion: Disease, Government & the "Social Question" in 19th-C. France (Stanford, 1999).

American Geographical Society. Atlas of Diseases (NY, 19??).

Andreano, Ralph. The International Health Policy Program: An Internal Assessment (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 2001).

Arnold, David. Colonizing the Body: State Medicine & Epidemic Disease in 19th-C. India (Berkeley: U. of California, 1993).

Baldwin, Peter. Contagion & the State in Europe, 1830-1930 (Cambridge, 199?).

Bett, W.R. (ed.) The History & Conquest of Common Diseases (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 1954).

Briggs, Charles L.; Paul Farmer & Catherine A. Christen. Infectious Diseases & Social Inequality in Latin America: From Hemispheric Insecurity to Global Cooperation (Washington: Wilson Center, 1999).

Burnet, Macfarlane & David O. White. Natural History of Infectious Disease (Cambridge, 1972).

Chase, Allen. Magic Shots: A Human & Scientific Account of the Long & Continuing Struggle to Eradicate Infectious Diseases by Vaccination (NY, 1987).

Clemow, Frank G. The Geography of Disease (Cambridge, 1903). Still valuable world-wide survey.

Cockburn, Aidan. The Evolution & Eradication of Infectious Diseases (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1963).

Darmon, Pierre. L'homme et les microbes, XVIIe-XXe siècle (Paris, 1999).

Dowling, Harry F. Fighting Infection: Conquests of the 20th C. (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1978).

Drexler, Madeline. Secret Agents: The Menace of Emerging Infections (NY: Penguin, 2003).

Farmer, Paul. Infections & Inequalities: The Modern Plagues (Berkeley: U. California, 1999).

Gale, A.H. Epidemic Diseases (Harmondsworth: Pelican, 1959).

Garrett, Laurie. The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance (NY, 1994).

__________. Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health (NY, 2000).

Grob, Gerald N. The Deadly Truth: A History of Disease in America (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2002).

Gussow, Zachary. Leprosy, Racism & Public Health: Social Policy in Chronic Disease Control (Boulder, 1988).

Hartwig, Gerald; David Patterson & Others. Disease in Africa (?:?, 1978).

Hays, J.N. The Burdens of Disease: Epidemics & Human Response in Western History (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1998).

Henschen, Folke. The History of Diseases (trans. Joan Tate; London, 1966).

Hobson, Silliam. World Health & History (Bristol, 1963).

Hudson, Robert P. Disease & Its Control: The Shaping of Modern Thought (Westport CT, 1983).

Karlen, Arno. Man & Microbes: Disease & Plagues in History & Modern Times (Old Tappan NJ, 1996).

Kim, Jim Yong et al. (eds.) Dying for Growth: Global Inequalities & the Health of the Poor (Monroe ME, 2000).

Kiple, Kenneth F. (ed.) The Cambridge World History of Human Disease (NY: Cambridge, 1993).

Knapp, Vincent J. Disease & Its Impact on Modern European History (Lewiston NY, 199?).

Macleod, Roy & Milton Lewis (eds.) Disease, Medicine, & Empire (NY, 1989).

Markel, Howard. When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics that have Invaded America & the Fears They Have Unleashed (NY: Anchor, 2005).

Marks, Geoffrey & William K. Beatty. Epidemics (NY, 1976).

May, Jacques M. The Ecology of Human Disease (NY, 1958).

McNeill, William H. Plagues & Peoples (NY, 1976). Influential global history of epidemic disease.

Oldstine, Michael B.A. Viruses, Plagues & History (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Preston, Richard. The Hot Zone (NY, 1994).

Prinzing, Friedrich. Epidemics Resulting from Wars (Oxford, 1916).

Ranger, Terence & Paul Slack (eds.) Epidemics & Ideas: Essays on the Historical Perception of Pestilence (NY: Cambridge, 1992).

Rosner, David (ed.) Hives of Sickness: Public Health & Epidemics in New York City (New Brunswick NJ, 1995).

Sanders, David & Richard Carver. The Struggle for Health: Medicine & the Politics of Underdevelopment (Houndmills, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1985).

Schneider, William (ed.) Rockefeller Philanthropy & Modern Biomedicine: International Initiatives from World War I to the Cold War (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2003).

Sen, Gita; Asha George & Pirostka Ostlin (eds.) Engendering International Health: The Challenge of Equity (Cambridge MA: MIT, 2002).

Shah, Nayan. Contagious Divides: Epidemics & Race in San Francisco's Chinatown (Berkeley: U. of California, 2001).

Simmons, James S.; T.F. Whayne, G.W. Anderson & H.M. Horack & Others. Global Epidemiology: A Geography of Disease & Sanitation (3 vols.; Philadelphia, 1944-1954).

Stamp, L. Dudley. The Geography of Life & Death (London, 1964). Introduction to world health problems.

Swedlund, Alan C. & George J. Armelagos (eds.) Health & Disease of Populations in Transition: Epidemiological & Anthropological Perspectives (Westport CT, 1989).

Taylor, Ian & John Knowelden. Principles of Epidemiology (London, 1964).

Turshen, Meredeth. The Politics of Public Health (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1989).

__________. Privatizing Health Services in Africa (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1999).

__________ (ed.) African Women's Health (Trenton NJ: Africa World, 2000).

Wallace, Robert B. (ed.) Maxcy-Rosenau-Last: Public Health & Preventive Medicine (Stamford CT: Appleton & Lange, 1998). Latest revised edition of standard text in field.

Wailoo, Keith. Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia & the Politics of Race & Health (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 2001).

Walters, Mark Jerome. Six Modern Plagues & How We Are Causing Them (Washington: Island/Shearwater, 2003).

Watts, Sheldon. Epidemics & History: Disease, Power & Imperialism (New Haven: Yale, 1997).

Williams, Greer. The Plague Killers (NY: Scribners, 19??). Struggles against hookworm, malaria & yellow fever.

Winslow, Charles-Edward. Man & Epidemics (Princeton, 1952). General history of epidemiology & the public health movement.

Zinsser, Hans. Rats, Lice, & History: A Study in Biography (NY, 1935). Historical epidemiology of typhus.

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