Lil-Le the Indians nf Brazil, the indigennus inhabitants of Virginia ree-
ognised that while it might he the Christian god who was punishing
themJ it was the Europeans themselves 1who might hi] and slaje whom
wee would without weapons and not come neere t
1. Epidemics and Empire
2. Initially, British colonizers went to Indian healers
a. Eventually Britain knew they needed to bring in modernized medicine
3. A cultural thing in India was your child had to survive small pox in order to really be alive
1. Role Western Medicine played in Non western parts of the world
2. How did WM get to non-Western parts of world in 1800s?
a. By end of 19th c Western Empires controlled much of the world
b. Great deal of resistance to WM and empire as it expande
Eastern Healing Traditions: Chinese Medicine
1What has characterized the medical culture of china since antiquity?
2What was classical Chinese medicine?
3How has it been influenced by/ influenced other medical traditions?
1) 200BC- Han Dynasty
1. The black death was a fundamental turning point for world history
2. How did the 2nd plague pandemic begin and what was its demographic impact?
a. The plague had been endemic in central east asia for a long time
b. Conquering of Mongol Empire b
While the Black Death was decimating populations throughout the Eastern Hemisphere
in in the middle of the 14th century, many people in Christian and Muslim communities devoted
their time to explainin
Medicine in medieval Europe
1. Center of humanity for Christians is the soul
a. Soul is divine
b. In this context, disease took on new meaning.
c. Disease was a punishment, or a spiritual trial
2. Church began developing healing mission
Globalization of disease
Death is a great equalizer
How was disease globalized in 15th-16th centuries?
What effects did the globalization of disease have on different world populations?
How much of World history does the globalization of disease r
1. Political and Economic revolutions allowed Euros to expand empires much farther than
previously thought to be possible
2. Why were the Euros so innovative
a. Autonomous universities- free of interference from churches/state
b. Cross-cultural f
1. Vital Revolution
a. Death rate dropped and Birth rate skyrocketed in 18th c due to nutrition
b. Infectious disease dropped and age related disease increased
2. Life &Death during IR
a. Populations in cities increased a lot
b. Condition of work