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作者 Davis, John P., author
書名 Russia in the time of cholera : disease under Romanovs and Soviets / John P. Davis
出版項 London : I.B. Tauris, 2018
國際標準書號 9781788311687 (hbk.)
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 近史所郭廷以圖書館  614.514 D262    在架上    30550100642865
說明 xvi, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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系列 The Library of Modern Russia ; 7
Library of modern Russia ; 7
附註 As the nineteenth century drew to a close and epidemics in western Europe were waning, the deadly cholera vibrio continued to wreak havoc in Russia, outlasting the Romanovs. Scholars have since argued that cholera eventually fell prey to better sanitation and strict quarantine under the Soviets, citing as evidence imperial mismanagement, a ̀backward' tsarist medical system and physicians' anachronistic environmental interpretations of the disease. Drawing on extensive archival research and the so-called 'material turn' in historiography, however, John P. Davis here demonstrates that Romanov-era physicians' environmental approach to disease was not ill-grounded, nor a consequence of neo-liberal or populist political leanings, but born of pragmatic scientific considerations. The physicians confronted cholera in a broad and sophisticated way, essentially laying the foundations for the system of public health that the Soviets successfully used to defeat cholera during the New Economic Policy (1922-1928). By focusing for the first time on the conclusion of the cholera epoch in Russia, Davis adds an indispensable layer of nuance to the existing conception of Romanov Russia and its complicated legacy in the Soviet period
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-309) and index
主題 Cholera -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
Cholera -- Russia -- History -- 20th century
Diseases -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
Diseases -- Russia -- History -- 20th century
Medicine -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
Medicine -- Russia -- History -- 20th century
Public health -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
Public health -- Russia -- History -- 20th century
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