Yellow Fever, Black Goddess: The Coevolution of People and Plagues

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NOTES

I The delicate balance between life
and death

p. 7 A look at the long history of our manipulation of the environment is in Clive Ponting, A Green History of the World: the environment and the collapse of great civilizations (New York: Penguin Books, I99I).

p. 8 The effects of our ancestors on the recent waves of extinction are examined in Paul S. Martin and Richard G. Klein ed., Quaternary Extinctions: a Prehistoric Revolution (Phoenix: University of Arizona Press, I984).

p. 10 Newspaper and magazine accounts, too many to cite here, have chronicled the desperate plight of the Rwandan refugees. The early history of the plague in India is recounted in David Arnold, Colonizing the Body: State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth Century India (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993).

p. 12 This chronology was drawn from local newspaper accounts and interviews with some of the principals involved.

p. 15 The chronicle of how the Four Comers virus was tracked down is in L. E. Chapman and R. F. Khabbaz, 'Etiology and epidemiology of the Four Comers hantavirus outbreak', Infectious Agents and Disease 3 (1994): 234-44.

p. 18 A balanced view of these outbreaks can be found in Stephen S. Morse ed., Emerging Viruses (New York: Oxford University Press, I993).

p. 18 The latest figures on the Russian diphtheria outbreak are in J. Maurice, 'Russian chaos breeds diphtheria outbreak', Science 267 (1995): 1416-17.

p. 19 The doomsday scenario is explored in Richard Preston, The Hot Zone (New York: Random House, 1994) and Laurie Garrett, The Coming Plague (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994).

p. 21 See Mirko Grmek, History of AIDS: emergence and origin of a modern pandemic. Translated by R. C. Maulitz and J. Duffin (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990).

p. 24 Murphy's analysis is in Philip M. Murphy, 'Molecular mimicry and the generation of host defense protein diversity', Cell 72 (1993): 823-6.


2 The penumbra of disease

p. 30 Guerrant's insightful paper is R. L. Guerrant, 'Lessons from diarrheal diseases; demography to molecular pharmacology', Journal of Infectious Diseases 169 (1994): 1206-18.

p. 33 The appalling infant mortality in the Peruvian highlands is documented in K de Meer, R. Bergman, and J. S. Kusner,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Figures *
  • Author's Note xi
  • Part One - The Anatomy of Plagues *
  • 1 - The Delicate Balance between Life and Death 3
  • 2 - The Penumbra of Disease 29
  • 3 - The Worst of Times 37
  • Part Two - Chief Monster That Hast Plagued the Nations Yet .. *
  • 4 - Four Tales from the New Decameron 53
  • 5 - Was the Indian Plague Actually Plague, and If Not Why Not? 90
  • Part Three - Naïve and Cunning Diseases *
  • 6 - Cholera, the Black One 105
  • 7 - A Cleverer Pathogen 131
  • Part Four - The Challenge of the Temperate Zones *
  • 8 - An Ague Very Violent 149
  • 9 - Syphilis and the Faustian Bargain 186
  • Part Five - Plagues, Populations and the Biosphere *
  • 10 - Aids and the Future of Plagues 215
  • 11 - Safety in Diversity 254
  • 12 - Why So Many Diseases? 272
  • Glossary 295
  • Notes 304
  • Index 318
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