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Medicine at the Border


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Introduction: 'The Age of Universal Contagion': Disease, History and Globalization; A.Bashford PART I: WORLD HEALTH: COLONIAL AND NATIONAL HISTORIES Civilizing the State: Borders, Weak States and International Health in Modern Europe; P.Zylberman Yellow Fever Crusade: US Colonialism, Tropical Medicine, and the International Politics of Mosquito Control, 1900-20; A.M.Stern WHO-led or WHO-managed? Re-assessing the Smallpox Eradication Programme in India, 1960-80; S.Bhattacharya The World Health Organisation and the Transition from 'International' to 'Global' Health; T.M.Brown , M.Cueto & E.Fee PART II: NATIONAL SECURITY: MIGRATION, TERRITORY AND BORDER REGULATION Where is the Border? Turberculosis Screening in the United Kingdom and Australia, 1950-2000; I.Convery , J.Welshman & A.Bashford Medical Humanitarianism in and beyond France: Breaking Down or Patrolling Borders?; M.Ticktin Screening out Diseased Bodies: Immigration, Mandatory HIV Testing, and the Making of a Healthy Canada; R.Mawani Passports and Pestilence: Migration, Security and Contemporary Border Control of Infectious Diseases; R.J.Coker & A.Ingram PART III: GLOBALIZATION: DETERRITORIALIZED HEALTH? Drawing the Lines: Danger and Risk in the Age of SARS; C.Hooker Biosecurity: Friend or Foe for Public Health Governance?; D.P.Fidler Postcard from Plaguetown: SARS and the Exoticisation of Toronto; C.Strange The Geopolitics of Global Public Health Surveillance in the Twenty-First Century; L.Weir & E.Mykhalovskiy

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SANJOY BHATTACHARYA Lecturer at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London, UK THEODORE M. BROWN Professor and Chair of History and Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine and of Medical Humanities at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, USA RICHARD J. COKER Reader in Public Health and Policy at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK IAN CONVERY Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Central Lancashire, UK MARCOS CUETO Professor at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia of Lima, South America ELIZABETH FEE Chief of the History of Medicine Section, the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, USA DAVID P. FIDLER Professor of law and Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow at Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, USA CLAIRE HOOKER Holder of the NH&MRC Sidney Sax Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Health and based at the University of Toronto, Canada ALAN INGRAM Lecturer in Geography at University College London, UK RENISA MAWANI Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at The University of British Columbia, Canada ERIC MYKHALOVSKIY Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, York University, Canada ALEXANDRA MINNA STERN Associate Director of the Center for the History of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Culture at the University of Michigan, USA CAROLYN STRANGE Director of Graduate Studies, Centre for Cross Cultural Research, Australian National University, Australia MIRIAM TICKTIN Assistant Professor in Women's Studies and Anthropology, University of Michigan, USA LORNA WEIR Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, York University, Canada JOHN WELSHMAN Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the Institute for Health Research at Lancaster University, UK PATRICK ZYLBERMAN Senior Researcher at the CERMES (Centre de Recherche Medecine, Sciences, Sante et Societe), CNRS-INSERM-EHESS, Paris, France


'The examples of HIV/AIDS, SARS, and, more recently, bird flu illustrate how societies have been riven by fear of the threat of epidemic disease. This book helps us make sense of the place of disease control in a globalized world. It shows how, historically, national, colonial, international and global issues have been enmeshed in the development of modern public health responses. It demonstrates the connections between nationalism and the use of the 'hygienic shield' of border regulation. I can recommend it to all those who want an informed analysis of the historical roots of current concerns about global pandemics.' - Professor Virginia Berridge, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

'These wide-ranging and probing essays are an essential guide to the new and sometimes frightening world of biocommunication, biopreparedness and biosecuirty. Together they reveal the larger biological and microbial dimensions of globalization and outline a telling post-colonial critique of the contemporary politics of national and international health.' - Professor Warwick Anderson, University of Wisconsin, author of Colonial Pathologies: American Tropical Medicine, Race, and Hygiene in the Philippines

'Without denying or erasing the changes that have taken place in public health and border medicine over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries,

Medicine at the Border: Disease, Globalization and Security, 1850 to the Present

< thus closes the circle, and finds a balance between documenting the distinctive features of contemporary medicalized borders and reminding scholars and policy-makers alike that they have deep roots and unintended consequences we cannot afford to ignore.' - Roberta Bivins, Reviews in History (Institute of Historical Research)

'This book is a pioneering contribution to the history of medicine and public health in Tunisia and to colonial medicine in general and will become an indispensable source for future researchers. The author is to be congratulated.' - Nancy Gallagher, Medical History

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