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The social impacts of infectious disease in England, 1600 to 1900 /
Herman J. Loether.
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Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c2000.
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vii, 357 p. ; 24 cm.
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0773477640
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Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c2000.
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0773477640
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4094563
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. i
Forewordp. iii
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Importance of Healthp. 2
Individual Effects
Collective Effects
Epidemics Versus Endemics
The Ecology of Diseasep. 7
Theoretical Perspectivesp. 11
The Antecedent Variables
The Independent Variables
The Dependent Variables
Hypotheses
Hypotheses Relating to the Antecedent and the Independent Variables
Hypotheses Relating Independent and Dependent Variables
Hypotheses Relating to the Differential Effects of Epidemics and Endemics
Importance of the Studyp. 19
Organization of the Remainder of the Monographp. 20
Methods of Studyp. 21
Measurement of Antecedent Variablesp. 22
Medical Knowledge
Nutrition
Personal Hygiene
Sanitation
The Independent Variablesp. 24
Identification of Crisis Years
The Dependent Variablesp. 30
Quality of Datap. 31
Summary and Conclusionsp. 33
Historical Overviewp. 37
The Legacy of Elizabeth Ip. 38
The Stuart Successionp. 40
The Commonwealth and the Protectoratep. 43
The Restorationp. 44
The Hanovarian Successionp. 49
The Victorian Periodp. 57
Summary and Conclusionsp. 60
Lifestyles of the Common Peoplep. 63
Village Lifep. 63
Household and Family
Village Activities
Town Lifep. 76
Housing Conditions
The Geneva Problem
Working Conditions
Religion as a Form of Social Control
Sources of Social Changep. 88
Poor-Law Policy
Enclosure
Industrialization
Parliamentary Reform and Enfranchisement
Summary and Conclusionsp. 99
Patterns of Morbidity and Mortalityp. 103
Crisis Yearsp. 103
London
Seventeenth Century
Eighteenth Century
Nineteenth Century
England
Seventeenth Century
Eighteenth Century
Nineteenth Century
Incidence Patterns of Causes of Deathp. 109
Plaguep. 109
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Smallpoxp. 111
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Typhusp. 113
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Typhoidp. 114
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Influenzap. 115
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Cholerap. 117
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Syphilisp. 118
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Dysenteryp. 119
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Diarrheap. 121
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Tuberculosisp. 122
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Feverp. 124
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Gripping-in-the-Gutsp. 126
The London Pattern
Measlesp. 127
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Aguep. 129
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Scarlet Feverp. 130
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Whooping Coughp. 132
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Diphtheriap. 134
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Convulsionsp. 135
The London Pattern
The English Pattern
Summary and Conclusionsp. 136
Effects of The Antecedent Variables on Morbidity and Mortality Ratesp. 139
Medical Knowledgep. 139
Nutritionp. 150
Famine Year Analysis
Categorization of Causes
Category One
Category Two
Category Three
Category Four
Chronological Differences
London Deaths
England Deaths
Specific Causes of Death
Conclusions
Real-Wage Rate Analysis
Analysis of English Data
Analysis of London Data
Conclusions
Personal Hygienep. 176
Sanitationp. 180
Conclusionsp. 186
Temporary Social Impacts of Mortality and Morbidityp. 187
Social Impacts of Plaguep. 187
Purported Causes of Plague
Preventatives and Remedies
Official Preventive and Remedial Measures
Other Responses to the Epidemics
Flight
Commerce
Resulting Conditions
Breakdown of Control
Recovery of Business and Industry
Flight of Common People
Impact of Plague on Marriages and Families
Temporary Impacts of Other Causes of Deathp. 206
Impacts on Marriage and Birth Ratesp. 211
Crisis Years and Marriage Rates
Crisis Years and Birth Rates
Incidence Patterns of Causes of Death and Marriage Rates
Incidence Patterns of Causes of Death and Birth Rates
Discussion
Marriage Rates
Birth Rates
Summary and Conclusionsp. 225
Lasting Social Impacts of Morbidity and Mortalityp. 227
Social Impacts of Cholerap. 228
Social Impacts of Typhusp. 232
Social Impacts of Tuberculosisp. 234
Impacts on Familiesp. 238
Conclusionsp. 245
Summary and Conclusionsp. 247
Summaryp. 247
Hypotheses
Data Collection
Patterns of Morbidity and Mortality
Relationships between Antecedent and Independent Variables
Medical Knowledge
Nutrition
Personal Hygiene
Sanitation
Effects of Mortality and Morbidity on Patterns of Everyday Life
Temporary and Permanent Social Impacts of Mortality and Morbidity
Conclusionsp. 261
Statement of Revised Theory
Concepts and Definitions
Basic Postulates
Hypotheses
Supplementary Tablesp. 273
Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 339
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