A modern contagion : imperialism and public health in Iran's age of cholera (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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A modern contagion : imperialism and public health in Iran's age of cholera

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

Author: Amir Arsalan Afkhami
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Pandemic cholera reached Iran for the first of many times in 1821, assisted by Britain's territorial expansion and growing commercial pursuits. The revival of Iran's trade arteries after six decades of intermittent civil war, fractured rule, and isolation allowed the epidemic to spread inland and assume national proportions. In A Modern Contagion, Amir A. Afkhami argues that the disease had a profound influence on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Afkhami, Amir Arsalan.
Modern contagion.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018018037
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amir Arsalan Afkhami
ISBN: 9781421427225 1421427222
OCLC Number: 1083763225
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 276 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cholera and the globalization of health in Iran 1821-1889 --
The 1889-1893 cholera epidemics --
Epidemics and sanitary imperialism 1896-1904 --
Cholera, germs, and the 1906 constitutional revolution --
Wars, plagues, and institutional developments in health 1906-1926.
Responsibility: Amir A. Afkhami.


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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