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Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373643-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
... still unknown, that is, the “newly emerging infectious diseases” that threaten the region and beyond. Singapore's role in fighting infectious diseases draws most recently from the island's experiences in combating SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and bringing the epidemic under control within...
Published: 27 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393252-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9325-2
... conclusion of this chapter, traces the history of how the state turned this new conception of chuanranbing into the legal category of “notifiable infectious diseases,” both during and after the Manchurian plague. Ultimately, the newly constructed chuanranbing, especially the eight notifiable...
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By Aihwa Ong
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
... as a potential to provide a CDC-like center for a tropical region that is teeming with deadly viruses. In the aftermath of the SARS pandemic, the Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine established a program to deal with epidemiological dangers that are still unknown, that is, the “newly emerging...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385271-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8527-1
... disease spread are recognized by a large group of eminent virologists and public health specialists as well as medical journalists including Laurie Garrett, the author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World out of Balance While accu- rately portraying the horrors of the kinds...
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By Annemarie Mol
Published: 27 December 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384151-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8415-1
... infectious disease his work. There they are: illness and health from which one either dies or fully re- care. Let’s look at chapter ten of The So- covers. The labeling theories that followed cial System again for their early articula- were concerned with forms of deviance like tion. Parsons links up with...
Published: 17 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394198-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9419-8
... ChApTer six % A Disease of Excesses At the Second Pan- American Scientific Congress, which took place in 1917 in Washington, D.C., the hygienist Nicolás Lozano stated that, along...
Published: 01 September 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395782-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9578-2
... course necessary to survive, and the boundary between normal and pathological has remained contested even as hypertension has stabilized as a risk factor and come to be treated like a disease.≥ African American hypertension as a disease category emerged at the same time that hypertension as a...
Published: 05 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384342-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8434-2
..., tropical medi- cine acquired a space of its own,π both physical and epistemological; the insect vector theory provided a means for separating tropical diseases from the cosmopolitan infectious diseases. Tropical diseases were defined as those transmitted by a vector, an intermediary host for the...
Published: 05 June 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390794-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9079-4
...≥ Emergent Forms of Un/Natural Life ‘‘Nature’’ is an ambivalent term, meaning both what is other to us and what is essentially ourselves. Even as ourselves (our characters, our bodies, our selfhoods), nature is often ‘‘other that from which we attempt...
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... an emblematic state institution and its postcolonial tutelage were contested, a redefinition of the local forms of biomedical re- search was under way. Emerging Viruses and Emerging Markets hiv-­1 O was isolated just when the “emerging infectious diseases” world- view became established as...
Published: 29 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384656-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8465-6
... ways in which technology and questions of identity defined these diseases, and of the very different meanings of race that emerged in each case. In the process, I argue that the term ‘‘biopolitics’’ is, perhaps, an inadequate formulation in our attempts to understand the interaction of...
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... an emblematic state institution and its postcolonial tutelage were contested, a redefinition of the local forms of biomedical re- search was under way. Emerging Viruses and Emerging Markets hiv-­1 O was isolated just when the “emerging infectious diseases” world- view became established as...
Published: 29 October 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375999-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7599-9
... does the territorial reach of U.S. biosecurity, folding into the global War on Terror an emerging planetary logic of American biodefense. By 2006 the term biosecurity in the United States could refer to anything from food safety (mad cow disease) to infectious human diseases (seasonal fl u...
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390572-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9057-2
... one medical historian) to address the outbreak of numerous newly identified or resurfacing communicable diseases.≥ With the term emerging infections, they connected those outbreaks, defining a phenomenon for which they then sought a comprehensive explanation. Co- sponsored by the National Institute...
Published: 27 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393252-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9325-2
... also contagion wifery education, 179n57; public chuanranbing (infectious disease): dis- health policy, exclusivity in, 137, 188– orders of, 96–97; eight classes of, 89 99–100; legal institution of, 97, Complete Essentials of Materia Medica...
Published: 27 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393252-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9325-2
..., first of all, suggest the following chronology: The idea of the spread of disease by contamina- tion emerged around the third century CE, evidenced by the fact that the first terms containing ran in this sense are found in this period. The idea began as a vague and complex notion. Its...
Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395768-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9576-8
... oncology ward and the larger African cancer epidemic subvert the narrow model of infectious disease on which public-health models of epidemiological transition have long been constructed. In- deed, viral cancers are emerging as a profoundly postmodern problem across eastern and southern Africa, one...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386506-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8650-6
... of smallpox as an infectious disease that generally originated with the poor who then spread it to their social betters. The nidus of smallpox in Charles Dickens’s Bleak House (serialized 1852–53) was Tom-All-Alone’s, a slum home to ‘‘a villainous street, undrained, unventilated, deep in...
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By Priscilla Wald
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390572-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9057-2
...-1980s, accounts of newly surfacing diseases began to appear with increasing fre- quency in scientific publications and the mainstream media worldwide. These accounts put the vocabulary of disease outbreaks into circulation and introduced the concept of ‘‘emerging infections The repetition of particu...
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By Anne Pollock
Published: 01 September 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395782-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9578-2
... emergence of BiDil—is due to inborn characteristics or to social experiences, they have not disrupted the reification of racialized black heart disease itself. This is where my account diverges from most critical race studies and science and technology studies accounts of BiDil. Whereas many scholars...