The Great Manchurian Plague of 1910-1911 - William C Summers

The Great Manchurian Plague of 1910-1911 by William C Summers is a fascinating case history, which relates how this plague killed as many as 60,000 people in less than a year, and uses the analysis to examine the actions and interactions of the multinational doctors, politicians, and ordinary residents who responded to it. Summers covers the complex political and economic background of early twentieth-century Manchuria and then moves on to the plague itself, addressing the various contested stories of the plague's origins, development, and ecological ties. Ultimately, Summers shows how, because of Manchuria's importance to the world powers of its day, the plague brought together resources, knowledge, and people in ways that enacted in miniature the triumphs and challenges of transnational medical projects such as the World Health Organization.

Book Title: 

The Great manchurian Plague of 1910-1911 by William C Summers

Subtitle: 

The Geopolitics of an epidemic disease

Author: 

Summers, William C

Publisher: 

Yale University Press

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2012

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9780300183191

Pages: 

202

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

21.6 × 15 × 2 cm

Book Weight: 

0.721 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R310.00

Price: 

ZAR135.00 

In Stock: 

3
Front cover of The Great Manchurian Plague of 1910-1911 by William C Summers
Back cover of The Great Manchurian Plague of 1910-1911 by William C Summers