Deciphering Global Epidemics: Analytical Approaches to the Disease Records of World Cities, 1888-1912
Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geography Department of Geography Andrew Cliff, Andrew Cliff, Peter Haggett, Matthew Smallman-Raynor
Cambridge University Press, Aug 28, 1998 - History - 469 pages
This book uses data collected in the American journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for some 350 cities from around the world to look at trends in global mortality at the turn of the twentieth century, a period that witnessed some of the most dramatic changes in city growth on an international scale. The diseases considered are diphtheria, enteric fever, measles, scarlet fever, tuberculosis and whooping cough--as well as death from all causes. The data have never before been systematically analyzed and they give important insights into patterns of mortality from these diseases.
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Prologue epidemics past
The nature of the evidence
The global sample an overall picture
Epidemic trends a global
Comparing world regions
The individual city record
Appendix to chapter 6
Epidemics looking forwards
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100 world cities analysis areas average time-lags cause of death Census cent century chapter cholera coefficients component consul correlation countries coverage of eight crisis hypothesis crude mortality death rates deaths classified diphtheria England and Wales Enteric fever epidemiological Europe European Region Expanded Programme figure geographical global graph Haggett ICD code Immunization EPI infectious diseases Information System Summary International Mortality Statistics International Population Census Marine Hospital Service measles median million monthly morbidity data mortality data mortality decline Mortality Statistics Alderson mortality tables neonatal tetanus peaks pertussis plotted poliomyelitis Population Census Bibliography Programme on Immunization public health quarantine recorded reported deaths Sanitary Reports scarlet fever seasonal six diseases six marker diseases smallpox Sources of morbidity Sources of mortality spatial autocorrelation System Summary Volume tetanus tuberculosis typhoid fever United vaccination values variables virus Weekly Abstract whooping cough World Health Organization world regions yellow fever