Maladies of Empire

Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine
by Jim Downs in pdf

Writer: Jim Downs
Size: 12.5 MB
Pages: 273
Language: English
Genre: Non-Fiction
Format: Pdf
Price: Free
Publish Date: 7 September 2021

A comprehensive history of the world that goes beyond European cities to demonstrate how slavery, colonialism, and war fueled the advancement of modern medicine. The majority of medical advancement stories have pre-made protagonists. Epidemiology was created when John Snow linked a water pump to the London cholera epidemic in 1854. Hospitals went from being hotbeds of infection to havens of healing thanks to Florence Nightingale's contributions to the care of soldiers in the Crimean War. However, many important sources of medical knowledge are ignored in the history of particular innovators, particularly when it comes to the science of infectious disease.