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Space, identity and power

This volume aims to disclose the political, social and cultural factors that influenced the sanitary measures against epidemics developed in the Mediterranean during the long nineteenth century. The contributions to the book provide new interdisciplinary insights to the booming field of ‘quarantine studies’ through a systematic use of the analytic categories of space, identity and power. The ultimate goal is to show the multidimensional nature of quarantine, the intimate links that sanitary administrations and institutions had with the territorial organization of states, international trade, the construction of national, colonial, religious and professional identities or the configuration of political regimes. The circum-Mediterranean geographical spread of the case studies contained in this volume illuminates the similarities and differences around and across this sea, on the southern and northern shores, in Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, English and French-speaking domains. At the same time, it is highly interested in engaging in the global English-speaking community, offering a wide range of terms, sources, bibliography, interpretative tools and views produced and elaborated in various Mediterranean countries. The historical approach will be useful to recognize the secular tensions that still lie behind present-day issues such as the return of epidemics or the global flows of migrants and refugees.

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The long aftermath
Ida Milne

systems in France, Australia, India, Iran and Russia could also be viewed as a consequence of the epidemic. In Canada, the influenza provided the impetus to establish a long awaited central health bureau, associated with a national laboratory.7 In England and Wales, the LGB kept quite a low profile during the epidemic according to Johnson, issuing the occasional memorandum with advice on how to treat and to avoid influenza, and generally leaving their medical officers of health and local authorities to take whatever action they thought appropriate. One of the few

in Stacking the coffins
Krista Maglen

that Muslim pilgrims were the chief 03_Krista_Ch-2.indd 69 11/1/2013 12:57:29 PM MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 11/01/2013, SPi 70 The English System conduits of the disease into Europe and that disease control in Iran, Turkey, Russia and Egypt was key to the safety of Western Europeans. Responding to these assumptions, amongst the most significant resolutions of the third conference was the almost unanimous conclusion that cholera had originated in India, that humans were the principal agent in the transmission of the disease and that, despite the fact that

in The English System
Christine E. Hallett

, with their ridiculous put-put-put. It was horrible, and yet it had a kind of dreadful beauty – the searchlights swinging and crossing; the yellow blaze of flares and star-shells; the lightning flash of the guns; and sometimes a great gold bug swooping out of the sky – Fritz, caught in the searchlights. Or again, a hideous black bug moving against the moon. The boys, terrified, were beginning to shout for ‘sister’, and I ran across to B5, where they were the most helpless. Eddie followed me, and we walked up and down between the beds, trying to quiet the boys by

in Nurse Writers of the Great War
Claire Beaudevin, Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Christoph Gradmann, Anne M. Lovell, and Laurent Pordié

:// . Behrouzan , O. ( 2016 ) Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran . Stanford : Stanford University Press . Bhattacharya , S. ( 2006 ) Expunging Variola: The Control and Eradication of Smallpox in India, 1947–1977 . New Delhi and London : Orient Longman India and Sangam Books . Birn , A.-E. ( 2005 ) ‘ Gates's grandest challenge: transcending

in Global health and the new world order
Vaccine scares, statesmanship and the media
Andrea Stöckl and Anna Smajdor

and shapes policy decisions. Some political scientists attribute this development to an increasing individualisation of society and of politics in general and politics would be no exception. 51 Political analysts point out that Blair, prior to the invasion of Afghanistan and subsequently Iran, was highly esteemed by the British public: ‘although voters gave the Blair government mixed grades for its performance in office

in The politics of vaccination
John Chircop

and physicians – of eighteen states. Salih Efendi and Dr Bartoletti represented the Ottoman State. Others represented Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Prussia, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Norway and the Vatican. 112 Mark Harrison, ‘Quarantine, pilgrimage, and colonial trade’, The Indian Economic and Social History Review 29, 1992, 117–44. 113 Ibid. On the preventive measures to be adopted at the Hejaz, see Firmin Duguet, Le pèlerinage de la Mecque au point de vue religieux social et sanitaire. Pier

in Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914