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The Resource The history of blood transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa, William H. Schneider, (electronic resource)

The history of blood transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa, William H. Schneider, (electronic resource)

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The history of blood transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa
Title
The history of blood transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa
Statement of responsibility
William H. Schneider
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This first extensive study of the practice of blood transfusion in Africa traces the history of one of the most important therapies in modern medicine from the period of colonial rule to independence and the AIDS epidemic. The introduction of transfusion held great promise for improving health, but like most new medical practices, transfusion needed to be adapted to the needs of sub-Saharan Africa, for which there was no analogous treatment in traditional African medicine. This otherwise beneficent medical procedure also created a "royal road" for microorganisms, and thus played a central part in the emergence of human immune viruses in epidemic form. As with more developed health care systems, blood transfusion practices in sub-Saharan Africa were incapable of detecting the emergence of HIV. As a result, given the wide use of transfusion, it became an important pathway for the initial spread of AIDS. Yet African health officials were not without means to understand and respond to the new danger, thanks to forty years of experience and a framework of appreciating long-standing health risks. The response to this risk, detailed in this book, yields important insight into the history of epidemics and HIV/AIDS. Drawing on research from colonial-era governments, European Red Cross societies, independent African governments, and directly from health officers themselves, this book is the only historical study of the practice of blood transfusion in Africa."--Provided by the publisher
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IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schneider, William H.
Dewey number
362.1784096
LC call number
RM171
LC item number
.S34 2013
NLM call number
  • 2014 A-394
  • WB 356
Series statement
Perspectives on global health
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Blood Banks
  • Risk Management
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Blood-Borne Pathogens
  • History, 20th Century
  • Africa South of the Sahara
Label
The history of blood transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa, William H. Schneider, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-233) and index
Contents
Blood transfusion before the Second World War -- Blood transfusion from 1945 to independence -- Blood transfusion in independent African countries -- Who got blood? : indications for the use of blood transfusion, 1945/2000 -- Who gave blood? -- Blood transfusion and health risk before and after the AIDS epidemic -- African blood transfusion in the context of global health
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000999673
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780821420379
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013026688
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000999673
Label
The history of blood transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa, William H. Schneider, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-233) and index
Contents
Blood transfusion before the Second World War -- Blood transfusion from 1945 to independence -- Blood transfusion in independent African countries -- Who got blood? : indications for the use of blood transfusion, 1945/2000 -- Who gave blood? -- Blood transfusion and health risk before and after the AIDS epidemic -- African blood transfusion in the context of global health
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000999673
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780821420379
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013026688
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000999673

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