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Author Wald, Priscilla.

Title Contagious : cultures, carriers, and the outbreak narrative / Priscilla Wald
Published Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], [2008]
©2008

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 W'PONDS  614.4 Wal/Ccc  DUE 31-08-22
Description xi, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Imagined immunities: the epidemiology of belonging -- The healthy carrier: "Typhoid Mary" and social being -- Communicable Americanism: social contagion and urban spaces -- Viral cultures: microbes and politics in the Cold War -- "The Columbus of AIDS": the invention of "Patient Zero"
Notes "A John Hope Franklin Center book"--P. [i]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-351) and index
Subject Epidemics -- History.
Emerging infectious diseases -- History.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging -- history.
Disease Outbreaks -- history.
Carrier State.
Communications Media -- history.
Disease Transmission, Infectious -- history.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.
History, 20th Century.
History, 21st Century.
Reading List ASS206 recommended text 2022
LC no. 2007029318
ISBN 9780822341284 (hbk.)
082234128X (hbk.)
9780822341536 (paperback)
0822341530 (paperback)