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

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INDEX
Abyssinia, 57, 59
adenoviruses, 31
AIDS:
BCG vaccine, 250
Cryptosporidium, 110
death rate, 43, 218-19, 253
description, 222-6
emerging virus, 18
first recorded cases, 239
HIV, 222-6
HIV-I and HIV-2, 45, 235-9
immune system effects, 226-31, 254, 266
infectivity, 21, 242, 248
lifespan effects, 21
mutation fear, 20, 219
resistance, 231-2, 254
retroviruses, 222-4, 240-3
social effects in Africa, 19, 216-18, 245
syphilis comparison, 188, 211
transmission, 218-22, 244, 248
treatment, 49, 243-4, 246, 248
Albert, Prince Consort, 134
Amazon, 32, 33, 279, 281-2
amebiasis, histolytic, 35
Amiens, plague (1667-8), 71
Amin, Idi, 215
amino acids, 24
Anderson, Roy, 216, 256
animals, plague victims, 66-7
Anopheles mosquitoes, 157-61, 167, 179, I82, 183
anthrax, 66
antibiotics, 188, 199, 201, 250, see also penicillin
ants, 285-6
apoplexy, 39
Argentina, 18
artemisinin, 165
Australopithecines, 7
Aymara Indians, 33, 34
AZT, 243
baboons, 196, 236, 237, 248
bacteria, definition 31n
Baker, Sara Josephine, 136
Baltimore, David, 223
Banks Island, 53-4
Barcelona, syphilis in, 191, 195
Barro Colorado Island, Panama, 281, 287
Bastianelli, Giuseppe, 161
BCG vaccine, 249-50
bears, 196-7
Bedouins, 200-2
Beed plague (1994), 12, 14, 66, 91-2, 99, I0I
bejel, 195, 201-5, 208, 210
Belén, Peru, 3-7, 118
Belisarius, 55, 56
Bhagvata Purana, II, 59
Bignami, Amico, 155-6, 161
birds:
cholera, 128-9
malaria, 159, 170, 175, 177-8
Black, Francis, 270
Black Death:
animals, role of, 66
cats, 88
death rate, II, 64, 218
origins, 62
population effects, 57
spread, 62-4, 194, 252
Yersinia, 80
see also bubonic plague, Justinian's plague
blackwater fever, 175
blood groups, 256-7
Bobadilla, Francisco de, 187
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 53, 56, 66, 68, 80
Bodmer, Walter, 264-5
Bok, Edward, 186
Bolivia, 18
Botzler, Richard, 129
Brassavola, 191
Brazil, 279
Broad Street pump, 115, 121
Brubaker, Robert, 81
bubonic plague:
bacillus identified, 72-5
Byzantium (542), 55-7
China (1894), 72, 73-4
China (20th century), 67
death rate, 38
disappearance, 48-9, 70-I
India, II, 21
India (1905), 75
India (1907), II, 67
India (1994), 12-14, 66, 68, 90-2, 94, 292
London (1665-6), 48-9, 68-9
origins, 57-60
types, 13

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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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