Egypt's Other Wars: Epidemics and the Politics of Public Health

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Syracuse University Press, 1990 - History - 234 pages
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During the 1940s, epidemics of malaria, relapsing fever, and cholera killed more people in Egypt than all the wars the nation has fought in the 20th century. Because of emerging nationalism, the epidemics were viewed for the first time as not only a public health crisis but also a political problem that called for a political solution. This study explores the combination of forces that put an end to the epidemics and placed public health at the top of the national political agenda. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Malaria Invades
20
Elite Women and King Faruq to the Rescue
40
Malaria in Politics
56
Enter the Rockefeller Foundation 7
77
BritishAmerican Rivalries
96
Cholera Goes out of Control
116
The British Connection
140
Public Health on the National Agenda
160
Conclusion
177
Notes
183
Bibliography
213
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