A Plague on Your Houses: How New York Was Burned Down and National Public Health Crumbled

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Verso, 2001 - Medical - 222 pages
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A Plague on Your Houses is a scorching indictment of the decision to close fire companies in New York City in the 1970s and a frightening study of the way misguided and malevolent social policy can spark a chain reaction of enormous and unforeseen urban collapse. Using an approach more commonly associated with epidemiology, Deborah and Rodrick Wallace paint a terrifying picture of rampant social collapse spreading in the patterns of a pandemic plague.
  

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if you are at all interested in new york politics and urban/social science/public health stuff, this hits all marks. truly eye-opening. Read full review

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Contents

Baptism by Fire
3
Setting the Scene
9
Benign Neglect and Planned Shrinkage
21
Contagious Fires
47
The Captain of All the Men of Death
83
Substance Abuse
109
Incurable and Fatal 1 2 3
127
Epidemics Galore
137
Metropolitan Region and Nation
159
Policy to Heal the Wounds
185
Fighting the Symptoms
195
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About the author (2001)

Deborah Wallace is the author of In the Mouth of the Dragon: Toxic Fires in the Age of Plastics and, with Rodrick Wallace, Studies on the Collapse of the Fire Service in New York City. She works as an ecologist for Consumers' union.

Rodrick Wallace is a research scientist in the Department of Mental Health Epidemiology at the New York State Psychiatric institute.

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