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Randall M. Packard - The Making of a Tropical Disease - 9781421403960 - V9781421403960
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The Making of a Tropical Disease

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Description for The Making of a Tropical Disease Paperback. Authoritative, fascinating, and eye-opening, this short history of malaria concludes with policy recommendations for improving control strategies and saving lives. Series: Johns Hopkins Biographies of Disease. Num Pages: 318 pages, 21, 2 black & white halftones, 19 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: MBN; MBX; MJCJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 141 x 223 x 21. Weight in Grams: 406.
Malaria sickens hundreds of millions of people-and kills one to three million-each year. Despite massive efforts to eradicate the disease, it remains a major public health problem in poorer tropical regions. But malaria has not always been concentrated in tropical areas. How did other regions control malaria and why does the disease still flourish in some parts of the globe? From Russia to Bengal to Palm Beach, Randall Packard's far-ranging narrative traces the natural and social forces that help malaria spread and make it deadly. He finds that war, land development, crumbling health systems, and globalization-coupled with climate change and ... Read more

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About Randall M. Packard
Randall M. Packard is director of the Institute for the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of White Plague, Black Labor: Tuberculosis and the Political Economy of Health and Disease in South Africa and coeditor of Emerging Illnesses and Society: Negotiating the Public Health Agenda, also published by Johns Hopkins.

Reviews for The Making of a Tropical Disease
What Randall M. Packard does masterfully in his book on malaria is to integrate the biological complexity of the disease into its historical, social and economic context, even if he stops short of drawing all the obvious conclusions from the data he so ably presents.
G. Dunkel Workers World 2008 Useful in collections that support tropical medicine, public health, ... Read more

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