PAST AND PRESENT OF LEPROSY

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Past And Present Of Leprosy

Author : Charlotte A. Roberts
ISBN : UVA:X004656859
Genre : Social Science
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Thirty-seven papers, from a conference held in Bradford in 1999, examine leprosy from all angles: as a historical disease overwhelmed by stigma and as a condition that is still prevalent in much of the world despite new medications. Contributors discuss the medical diagnosis and treatment of leprosy, its effects on the skeleton using archaeological and historical evidence, its occurrence in the archaeological record worldwide and detecting its traces in DNA. Case studies are taken from across the ancient, medieval and modern worlds, including the Near East, Roman Egypt, medieval England, Wales and Ireland, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and the Pacific.
Category: Social Science

Past And Present Of Leprosy

Author : Charlotte A. Roberts
ISBN : UVA:X004656859
Genre : Social Science
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Thirty-seven papers, from a conference held in Bradford in 1999, examine leprosy from all angles: as a historical disease overwhelmed by stigma and as a condition that is still prevalent in much of the world despite new medications. Contributors discuss the medical diagnosis and treatment of leprosy, its effects on the skeleton using archaeological and historical evidence, its occurrence in the archaeological record worldwide and detecting its traces in DNA. Case studies are taken from across the ancient, medieval and modern worlds, including the Near East, Roman Egypt, medieval England, Wales and Ireland, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and the Pacific.
Category: Social Science

Leprosy And Charity In Medieval Rouen

Author : Elma Brenner
ISBN : 9780861933396
Genre : HEALTH & FITNESS
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An investigation into the effects of leprosy in one of the major towns in medieval France, illuminating urban, religious and medical culture at the time.
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

A Companion To Paleopathology

Author : Anne L. Grauer
ISBN : 9781119111634
Genre : Science
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This title offers a broad overview of the field that has evolved over the last few decades into an exploration of disease processes in the human skeleton.
Category: Science

Sanitation Latrines And Intestinal Parasites In Past Populations

Author : Piers D. Mitchell
ISBN : 9781472449092
Genre : History
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Sanitation and intestinal health is something we often take for granted today. However, people living in many regions of the developing world still suffer with debilitating diseases due to the lack of sanitation. Despite its clear impact upon health in modern times, sanitation in past populations is a topic that has received surprisingly little attention. This book brings together key experts from around the world to explore fascinating aspects of life in the past relevant to sanitation, and how that affected our ancestors. By its end readers will realize that toilets were in use in ancient Mesopotamia even before the invention of writing, and that flushing toilets with anatomic seats were a technology of ancient Greece at the time of the minotaur myth. They will see how sanitation compared in ancient Rome and medieval London, and will take a virtual walk around the sanitation of York at the time of the Vikings. Readers will also understand which intestinal parasites infected humans in different regions of the world over different time periods, what these parasites tell us about early human evolution, later population migrations, past diet, lifestyle, and the effects of sanitation technology. There is good evidence that over the millennia people in the past realized that sanitation mattered. They invented toilets, cleaner water supplies, drains, waste disposal and sanitation legislation. While past views on sanitation were very different to those of today, it is clear than many past societies took sanitation much more seriously than was previously thought.
Category: History

Social Bioarchaeology

Author : Sabrina C. Agarwal
ISBN : 144439052X
Genre : Social Science
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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world
Category: Social Science

The Ecology Of Mycobacteria

Author : Jindrich Kazda
ISBN : 0412841509
Genre : Medical
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Kazda synthesizes findings from a number of disciplines to help reduce such diseases as tuberculosis and leprosy by investigating their transmission or pathogenesis but the environments in which their underlying pathogens live. He focuses on those species and environments that most impact nonindustrialized countries, but also includes information such as how environmental mycobacteria play an important role in the ecology of moorland dragonflies. One of his findings is that the progressive acidification of the environment due to acid rain is providing an extended range of bryophytes, plants that provide an immense reservoir for the pathogens. He does not provide an index.
Category: Medical

The Wages Of Sin

Author : Peter L. Allen
ISBN : 9780226014616
Genre : Medical
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Discusses diseases and ailments that have been connected to sex throughout history, and the reactions to them that have been shaped by religion or morality.
Category: Medical

Coptology Past Present And Future

Author : Søren Giversen
ISBN : 906831646X
Genre : History
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This volume is a compilation of 28 contributions, predominantly in German, but also in English and French, and is dedicated to R. Kasser. To honour his 65th birthday, colleages and pupils have chosen 5 themes on coptology. The first is concerned with coptic art, archaeology and inscriptions. The second chapter shows some aspects of theology and church history. The third theme is concerned with the history of religions. The book also includes 6 articles on various linguistic aspects of coptic. A last chapter deals with some coptic manuscripts and editions in the field of theology and history of religions.
Category: History

The Separating Sickness Ma I Ho Oka Awale

Author : Ted Gugelyk
ISBN : 9781622872633
Genre : History
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This book is about the stigma of leprosy in Hawaii and how sick Hawaiian people were arrested and imprisoned for life because of their disease. It is a book about the fear of the unknown, pandemic, fear of sick people who cannot be cured quickly, or at all. It could happen again, mandatory isolation imposed as a Public Health policy for diseases not readily cured.
Category: History