Global Health and Disease

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Class is divided into specific diseases a. No late papers 1) 2 short pages (4 pages each) i. 2 response paragraphs each week ii. Assignments b. Epidemics and outbreaks of diseases on a massive scale 1) History and Epidemics i. 1800-2000 1) Global Spread of Disease ii. Ways in which identities of diseases are embedded in societies 1) Cultural Construction of Disease iii. Responses to Disease across Cultures iv. Course Themes c. Class I. Major outbreaks of disease provide historians with higher levels of evidence a. Statistical surface depicting frequency of HIV infection in the United Sates 1988 Peter Gould 1) 1 in 4 people in Africa may have HIV/AIDS 2) AIDS i. WHO 2005 The Global Obesity Problem 1) Obesity/Lifestyle Diseases ii. Epidemics with large death tolls can lead to dramatic social changes b. History and Epidemics II. Course addresses 1800 - 2000, a period of increased global connectivity through networks of trade a. As vectors of diseases i. Diseases spread on ships, trains, and planes b. 19th century Japan 1) Cholera i. 1908, Women in Mosquito Nets, painting by John Singer Sargen 1) Malaria ii. From 1800 - 2000, major changes in how people understood diseases c. Global Spread of Disease III. Understandings of Disease and Health linked to worldviews a. Course compares disease outbreaks in four countries: South Africa, US, Brazil, and India b. 1850s woman with hair standing on end, england 1) Madness of the Gopis, Bhagavata Purana (India), 1750 2) Trauma and Madness i. Reading, writing, and video assignments allow us to develop a comparative framework c. Cultural Construction of Disease IV. How do people try to treat and stop disease across cultures? a. How has a scientific worldview permeated global responses, and how is this perspective culturally imbedded? b. Innoculations in India (Basel Mission Archives) 1902 1) Plague i. Detroit Free Press 1923, Advert for Throat Tablet 1) Influenza ii. Youth Organizing for HIV awareness, Brazil 1) South African HIV/AIDS posters 2) AIDS iii. We'll consider the rise of public health policies and pharmaceutical interventions c. Responses to Disease Across Culture V. Global Health and Disease Tuesday, January 19, 2010 2:05 PM Lecture Notes Page 1
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Brazil Africa S. India U.S. - Colonization - Colonization - Civil War - Beginning of Industry - Can now cost between 2000 - 20000 dollars 1) Thomas Smiley's Atlas i. Mr. Woodward + etching of the world maps a. See class handout b. Geography I. Historical geography indicates changing natinoal boundaries in Brazil, S. Africa, India and the US a. Within these emerging countries, we see shifts in Historical Demography b. From 1800 - 1900, each place witnessed variations in political economy and governance c. People responded to the changing ecology of disease in different ways d. How did place impact health? II. Surrounded by mainly Spanish speaking countries 1) Portugal has established colonies in Brazil -> Portuguese speaking country today i.
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