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The Resource The last plague : Spanish influenza and the politics of public health in Canada, Mark Osborne Humphries, (electronic resource)

The last plague : Spanish influenza and the politics of public health in Canada, Mark Osborne Humphries, (electronic resource)

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The last plague : Spanish influenza and the politics of public health in Canada
Title
The last plague
Title remainder
Spanish influenza and the politics of public health in Canada
Statement of responsibility
Mark Osborne Humphries
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The 'Spanish' influenza of 1918 was the deadliest pandemic in history, killing as many as 50 million people worldwide. Canadian federal public health officials tried to prevent the disease from entering the country by implementing a maritime quarantine, as had been their standard practice since the cholera epidemics of 1832. But the 1918 flu was a different type of disease. In spite of the best efforts of both federal and local officials, up to fifty thousand Canadians died --
  • In The Last Plague, Mark Osborne Humphries examines how federal epidemic disease management strategies developed before the First World War, arguing that the deadliest epidemic in Canadian history ultimately challenged traditional ideas about disease and public health governance. Using federal, provincial, and municipal archival sources, newspapers, and newly discovered military records - as well as original epidemiological studies - Humphries' sweeping national study situates the flu within a larger social, political, and military context for the first time. His provocative conclusion is that the 1918 flu crisis had important long-term consequences at the national level, ushering in the 'modern' era of public health in Canada."--pub. desc
  • "The 'Spanish' influenza of 1918 was the deadliest pandemic in history, killing as many as 50 million people worldwide. Canadian federal public health officials tried to prevent the disease from entering the country by implementing a maritime quarantine, as had been their standard practice since the cholera epidemics of 1832. But the 1918 flu was a different type of disease. In spite of the best efforts of both federal and local officials, up to fifty thousand Canadians died --
  • In The Last Plague, Mark Osborne Humphries examines how federal epidemic disease management strategies developed before the First World War, arguing that the deadliest epidemic in Canadian history ultimately challenged traditional ideas about disease and public health governance. Using federal, provincial, and municipal archival sources, newspapers, and newly discovered military records - as well as original epidemiological studies - Humphries' sweeping national study situates the flu within a larger social, political, and military context for the first time. His provocative conclusion is that the 1918 flu crisis had important long-term consequences at the national level, ushering in the 'modern' era of public health in Canada."--pub. desc
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  • Source other than Library of Congress
  • Source other than Library of Congress
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1981-
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Humphries, Mark Osborne
Dewey number
614.5/18097109041
LC call number
RC150.55.C3
LC item number
H84 2013
NLM call number
  • 2013 B-579
  • WC 11 DC2
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  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Public health
  • Disease management
  • Medical policy
  • Influenza, Human
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Policy
  • History, 20th Century
  • Pandemics
  • Épidémie de grippe espagnole, 1918-1919
  • Épidémie de grippe espagnole, 1918-1919
  • Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918
  • Santé publique
  • Gestion thérapeutique
  • Politique sanitaire
Label
The last plague : Spanish influenza and the politics of public health in Canada, Mark Osborne Humphries, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-306) and index
Contents
  • I. Introduction -- II. Establishing the Grand Watch: Epidemics and Public Health, 1832-1883 -- III. 'Everybody's Business is Nobody's Business': Sanitary Science, Social Reform, and Mentalities of Public Health, 1867-1914 -- IV. A Pandemic Prelude: The 1889-90 Influenza Pandemic in Canada -- V. Happily Rare of Complications: The Flu's First Wave in Canada and the Official Response -- VI. A Dark and Invisible Fog Descends: The Second Wave of Flu and the Federal Response -- VII. 'A Terrible Fall for Preventative Medicine': Provincial and Municipal Responses to the Second Wave of Flu -- VIII. The Trail of Infected Armies: War, the Flu, and the Popular Response -- IX. 'The Nation's Duty': Creating a Federal Department of Health -- X. 'Success is somewhere Around the Corner': The Changing Federal Role in Public Health -- XI. Conclusion -- XII. Bibliography of Sources Consulted
  • I. Introduction -- II. Establishing the Grand Watch: Epidemics and Public Health, 1832-1883 -- III. 'Everybody's Business is Nobody's Business': Sanitary Science, Social Reform, and Mentalities of Public Health, 1867-1914 -- IV. A Pandemic Prelude: The 1889-90 Influenza Pandemic in Canada -- V. Happily Rare of Complications: The Flu's First Wave in Canada and the Official Response -- VI. A Dark and Invisible Fog Descends: The Second Wave of Flu and the Federal Response -- VII. 'A Terrible Fall for Preventative Medicine': Provincial and Municipal Responses to the Second Wave of Flu -- VIII. The Trail of Infected Armies: War, the Flu, and the Popular Response -- IX. 'The Nation's Duty': Creating a Federal Department of Health -- X. 'Success is somewhere Around the Corner': The Changing Federal Role in Public Health -- XI. Conclusion -- XII. Bibliography of Sources Consulted
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000864972
Dimensions
23 cm.
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unknown
Extent
xii, 323 p., [12] p. of plates
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Isbn
9781442610446
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013427180
Other physical details
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Specific material designation
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000864972
Label
The last plague : Spanish influenza and the politics of public health in Canada, Mark Osborne Humphries, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-306) and index
Contents
  • I. Introduction -- II. Establishing the Grand Watch: Epidemics and Public Health, 1832-1883 -- III. 'Everybody's Business is Nobody's Business': Sanitary Science, Social Reform, and Mentalities of Public Health, 1867-1914 -- IV. A Pandemic Prelude: The 1889-90 Influenza Pandemic in Canada -- V. Happily Rare of Complications: The Flu's First Wave in Canada and the Official Response -- VI. A Dark and Invisible Fog Descends: The Second Wave of Flu and the Federal Response -- VII. 'A Terrible Fall for Preventative Medicine': Provincial and Municipal Responses to the Second Wave of Flu -- VIII. The Trail of Infected Armies: War, the Flu, and the Popular Response -- IX. 'The Nation's Duty': Creating a Federal Department of Health -- X. 'Success is somewhere Around the Corner': The Changing Federal Role in Public Health -- XI. Conclusion -- XII. Bibliography of Sources Consulted
  • I. Introduction -- II. Establishing the Grand Watch: Epidemics and Public Health, 1832-1883 -- III. 'Everybody's Business is Nobody's Business': Sanitary Science, Social Reform, and Mentalities of Public Health, 1867-1914 -- IV. A Pandemic Prelude: The 1889-90 Influenza Pandemic in Canada -- V. Happily Rare of Complications: The Flu's First Wave in Canada and the Official Response -- VI. A Dark and Invisible Fog Descends: The Second Wave of Flu and the Federal Response -- VII. 'A Terrible Fall for Preventative Medicine': Provincial and Municipal Responses to the Second Wave of Flu -- VIII. The Trail of Infected Armies: War, the Flu, and the Popular Response -- IX. 'The Nation's Duty': Creating a Federal Department of Health -- X. 'Success is somewhere Around the Corner': The Changing Federal Role in Public Health -- XI. Conclusion -- XII. Bibliography of Sources Consulted
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000864972
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 323 p., [12] p. of plates
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781442610446
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013427180
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000864972

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