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The Resource The return of the white plague : global poverty and the "new" tuberculosis, edited by Matthew Gandy and Alimuddin Zumla

The return of the white plague : global poverty and the "new" tuberculosis, edited by Matthew Gandy and Alimuddin Zumla

Label
The return of the white plague : global poverty and the "new" tuberculosis
Title
The return of the white plague
Title remainder
global poverty and the "new" tuberculosis
Statement of responsibility
edited by Matthew Gandy and Alimuddin Zumla
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The dramatic increase since the 1980s in the global prevalence of tuberculosis, a disease destined as recently as thirty years ago for complete eradication, is a story of medical failure. A pandemic whose geography defies simple categorization - it ranges from schools in the UK to prisons in Russia, from refugee camps in central Africa to affluent suburbs in North America - the 'new' tuberculosis is derived from a combination of different developments such as collapsing health-care services, shifting patterns of poverty and inequality, the spread of HIV, and the emergence of virulent drug-resistant strains. This collection provides an international survey of current thought on the spread and control of tuberculosis, covering historical, social, political, and medical aspects. While the contributors may differ in their opinions over specific treatments or research methodology, all are agreed on the overriding thesis of the book - that the resurgence of disease is one of the most telling indictments of the failure of global political and economic institutions to improve the lives of ordinary people
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
614.5/42
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.T7
LC item number
R486 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 M-492
  • WF 205
NLM item number
R439 2003
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  • Gandy, Matthew
  • Zumla, Alimuddin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tuberculosis
  • Poverty
  • Medical policy
Label
The return of the white plague : global poverty and the "new" tuberculosis, edited by Matthew Gandy and Alimuddin Zumla
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy043/2003053767.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-301) and index
Contents
  • Matthew Gandy
  • Immigration, race, and geographies of difference in the tuberculosis pandemic
  • Nicholas B. King
  • Gender and tuberculosis : a conceptual framework for identifying gender inequalities
  • Anna Thorson and Vinod K. Diwan
  • War and disease : some perspectives on the spatial and temporal occurrence of tuberculosis in wartime
  • Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew D. Cliff
  • Part 2.
  • The "new" tuberculosis
  • The present global burden of tuberculosis
  • Prologue :
  • Léopold Blanc and Mukund Uplekar
  • Tuberculosis and HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Anthony D. Harries, Nicola J. Hargreaves, and Alimuddin Zumla
  • The recent tuberculosis epidemic in New York City : warning from the de-developing world
  • Deborah Wallace and Rodrick Wallace
  • Private wealth and public squalor : the resurgence of tuberculosis in London
  • Alistair Story and Ken Citron
  • The social impact of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis : Haiti and Peru
  • Paul Farmer and David Walton
  • The House of the dead revisited : prisons, tuberculosis, and public health in the former Soviet bloc
  • the return of the old diseases and the appearance of new ones
  • Vivien Stern
  • Part 3.
  • Advocacy and action
  • Rethinking the social context of illness : interdisciplinary approaches to tuberculosis control
  • Christian Lienhardt, Jessica Ogden and Oumou Sow
  • Reflections on the role of science in tuberculosis control
  • T. Mark Doherty, Martin E. Munk, and Peter Andersen
  • Global poverty and tuberculosis : implications for ethics and human rights
  • Solomon R. Benatar
  • Epilogue : politics, science, and the "new" tuberculosis
  • Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins
  • Alimuddin Zumla and Matthew Gandy
  • Introduction
  • Matthew Gandy and Alimuddin Zumla
  • Part 1.
  • History and context
  • Life without germs : contested episodes in the history of tuberculosis
Control code
ocm52386424
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 330 p.
Isbn
9781859846698
Lccn
2003053767
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 681800
  • (OCoLC)52386424
Label
The return of the white plague : global poverty and the "new" tuberculosis, edited by Matthew Gandy and Alimuddin Zumla
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy043/2003053767.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-301) and index
Contents
  • Matthew Gandy
  • Immigration, race, and geographies of difference in the tuberculosis pandemic
  • Nicholas B. King
  • Gender and tuberculosis : a conceptual framework for identifying gender inequalities
  • Anna Thorson and Vinod K. Diwan
  • War and disease : some perspectives on the spatial and temporal occurrence of tuberculosis in wartime
  • Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew D. Cliff
  • Part 2.
  • The "new" tuberculosis
  • The present global burden of tuberculosis
  • Prologue :
  • Léopold Blanc and Mukund Uplekar
  • Tuberculosis and HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Anthony D. Harries, Nicola J. Hargreaves, and Alimuddin Zumla
  • The recent tuberculosis epidemic in New York City : warning from the de-developing world
  • Deborah Wallace and Rodrick Wallace
  • Private wealth and public squalor : the resurgence of tuberculosis in London
  • Alistair Story and Ken Citron
  • The social impact of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis : Haiti and Peru
  • Paul Farmer and David Walton
  • The House of the dead revisited : prisons, tuberculosis, and public health in the former Soviet bloc
  • the return of the old diseases and the appearance of new ones
  • Vivien Stern
  • Part 3.
  • Advocacy and action
  • Rethinking the social context of illness : interdisciplinary approaches to tuberculosis control
  • Christian Lienhardt, Jessica Ogden and Oumou Sow
  • Reflections on the role of science in tuberculosis control
  • T. Mark Doherty, Martin E. Munk, and Peter Andersen
  • Global poverty and tuberculosis : implications for ethics and human rights
  • Solomon R. Benatar
  • Epilogue : politics, science, and the "new" tuberculosis
  • Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins
  • Alimuddin Zumla and Matthew Gandy
  • Introduction
  • Matthew Gandy and Alimuddin Zumla
  • Part 1.
  • History and context
  • Life without germs : contested episodes in the history of tuberculosis
Control code
ocm52386424
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 330 p.
Isbn
9781859846698
Lccn
2003053767
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 681800
  • (OCoLC)52386424

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