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The conquest of malaria

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At the outset of the twentieth century, malaria was Italy's major public health problem. It was the cause of low productivity, poverty, and economic backwardness, while it also stunted literacy, limited political participation, and undermined the army. In this book Frank Snowden recounts how Italy became the world center for the development of malariology as a medical discipline and launched the first national campaign to eradicate the disease. Snowden traces the early advances, the setbacks of world wars and Fascist dictatorship, and the final victory against malaria after World War II. He shows how the medical and teaching professions helped educate people in their own self-defense and in the process expanded trade unionism, women's consciousness, and civil liberties. He also discusses the antimalarial effort under Mussolini's regime and reveals the shocking details of the German army's intentional release of malaria among Italian civilians-the first and only known example of bioterror in twentieth-century Europe. Comprehensive and enlightening, this history offers important lessons for today's global malaria emergency.

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Author(s):
Frank M. Snowden
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
235x156x22
EAN-13:
9780300108996
Edition:
2nd edition 2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300108996
ISBN-13:
9780300108996
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
The conquest of malaria

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At the outset of the twentieth century, malaria was Italy's major public health problem. It was the cause of low productivity, poverty, and economic backwardness, while it also stunted literacy, limited political participation, and undermined the army. In this book Frank Snowden recounts how Italy became the world center for the development of malariology as a medical discipline and launched the first national campaign to eradicate the disease. Snowden traces the early advances, the setbacks of world wars and Fascist dictatorship, and the final victory against malaria after World War II. He shows how the medical and teaching professions helped educate people in their own self-defense and in the process expanded trade unionism, women's consciousness, and civil liberties. He also discusses the antimalarial effort under Mussolini's regime and reveals the shocking details of the German army's intentional release of malaria among Italian civilians-the first and only known example of bioterror in twentieth-century Europe. Comprehensive and enlightening, this history offers important lessons for today's global malaria emergency.

Author(s):
Frank M. Snowden
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
235x156x22
EAN-13:
9780300108996
Edition:
2nd edition 2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300108996
ISBN-13:
9780300108996
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
The conquest of malaria

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