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  • 49:12 8. Nineteenth-Century Medicine: The Paris School Of Medicine

    8. Nineteenth-Century Medicine: The Paris School Of Medicine

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) In the decades immediately following the French Revolution, Paris was at the center of a series of major d...

  • 49:13 14. The Germ Theory Of Disease

    14. The Germ Theory Of Disease

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) Although the development of the germ theory of disease in the latter half of the nineteenth century marks ...

  • 46:08 15. Tropical Medicine As A Discipline

    15. Tropical Medicine As A Discipline

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) The sub-discipline of tropical medicine furnishes a clear example of the socially constructed character of...

  • 48:12 2. Classical Views Of Disease: Hippocrates, Galen, And Humoralism

    2. Classical Views Of Disease: Hippocrates, Galen, And Humoralism

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) The form of medicine that arose in fifth-century Greece, associated with the name of Hippocrates and later...

  • 48:57 11. The Sanitary Movement And The 'Filth Theory Of Disease'

    11. The Sanitary Movement And The 'Filth Theory Of Disease'

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) The sanitary movement was an approach to public health first developed in England in the 1830s and '40s. W...

  • 51:06 21. The Tuskegee Experiment

    21. The Tuskegee Experiment

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, carried out in Macon, Alabama, from 1932 to 1972, is a notorious episode in t...

  • 49:23 13. Contagionism Versus Anticontagionsim

    13. Contagionism Versus Anticontagionsim

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) The debate between contagionists and anticontagionists over the transmission of infectious diseases played...

  • 51:46 24. Poliomyelitis: Problems Of Eradication

    24. Poliomyelitis: Problems Of Eradication

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the largest public health campaign ever launched, began in 1988 w...

  • 50:54 20. Pandemic Influenza

    20. Pandemic Influenza

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) Reliable records of influenza, dating back to the 1700s, suggest a pattern of one major pandemic every cen...

  • 46:39 17. Malaria (II): The Global Challenge

    17. Malaria (II): The Global Challenge

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) In the last decade of the nineteenth century, malariology emerged as the most prestigious and intellectual...

  • 50:36 26. Final Q&A

    26. Final Q&A

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) Prof. Snowden describes the final exam, and takes questions from students. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Logistics 05...

  • 50:12 4. Plague (II): Responses And Measures

    4. Plague (II): Responses And Measures

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) Community responses to the bubonic plague ranged from the flight of a privileged few to widespread panic a...

  • 47:07 6. Smallpox (I): 'The Speckled Monster'

    6. Smallpox (I): 'The Speckled Monster'

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) In the eighteenth century, smallpox succeeded plague as the most feared disease. The two maladies, however...

  • 40:48 25. SARS, Avian Inluenza, And Swine Flu: Lessons And Prospects

    25. SARS, Avian Inluenza, And Swine Flu: Lessons And Prospects

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) SARS, avian influenza and swine flu are the first new diseases of the twenty-first century. They are all d...

  • 49:18 12. Syphilis: From The

    12. Syphilis: From The

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) There is a longstanding debate over the origins of syphilis, in which arguments over how the disease arriv...

  • 50:46 10. Asiatic Cholera (II): Five Pandemics

    10. Asiatic Cholera (II): Five Pandemics

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) Asiatic cholera was the most dreaded disease of the nineteenth century. While its demographic impact could...

  • 51:26 22. AIDS (I)

    22. AIDS (I)

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) The global AIDS pandemic furnishes a case study for many of the themes addressed throughout the course. Wh...

  • 50:34 7. Smallpox (II): Jenner, Vaccination, And Eradication

    7. Smallpox (II): Jenner, Vaccination, And Eradication

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) It is not known for certain when smallpox first appeared in Europe; however, the disease reached its highp...

  • 44:12 5. Plague (III): Illustrations And Conclusions

    5. Plague (III): Illustrations And Conclusions

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) One of the major cultural consequences of the second plague pandemic was its effect on attitudes towards d...

  • 49:48 16. Malaria (I): The Case Of Italy

    16. Malaria (I): The Case Of Italy

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) Of all the diseases studied in this course, malaria has been responsible for the most human suffering. It ...

  • 49:25 23. AIDS (II)

    23. AIDS (II)

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) Dr. Margaret Craven discusses HIV/AIDS from the perspective of a front-line clinician. AIDS is unprecedent...

  • 48:51 3. Plague (I): Pestilence As Disease

    3. Plague (I): Pestilence As Disease

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) The bubonic plague is the measure by which succeeding epidemics have long been measured. Its extreme virul...

  • 48:58 18. Tuberculosis (I): The Era Of Consumption

    18. Tuberculosis (I): The Era Of Consumption

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) An ancient disease, tuberculosis experienced a major upsurge in Western Europe in the nineteenth century, ...

  • 49:30 9. Asiatic Cholera (I): Personal Reflections

    9. Asiatic Cholera (I): Personal Reflections

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    Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) Professor Snowden describes the historical detective work that went into the research and writing of Naple...

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