A modern contagion : imperialism and public health in Iran's age of cholera (Book, 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 ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amir Arsalan Afkhami
ISBN: 1421427214 9781421427218
OCLC Number: 1090542956
Description: xiv, 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Cholera and the globalization of health in Iran, 1821-1889 --
2. The 1889-1893 cholera epidemics --
3. Epidemics and sanitary imperialism, 1896-1904 --
4. Cholera, germs, and the 1906 constitutional revolution --
5. Wars, plagues, and institutional developments in health, 1906-1926 --
Epilogue --
Appendixes. A. Nasir al-Din Shah's 1879 decree on the hygiene of Tehran --
B. Muzaffar al-Din Shah's 1897 decree regulating sanitary stations and quarantines on Iran's eastern frontiers --
C. Medical practice act of 1911 --
D. 1914 sanitation ordinances for Tehran
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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