A fever for empire: U.S. disease eradication in Cuba as colonial public health
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- [Bethesda, Md. : National Library of Medicine, 2007]
- Communicable Disease Control -- history Yellow Fever -- history Colonialism -- history History of Medicine History, 19th Century History, 20th Century Cuba United States Lectures
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- Dr. Elizabeth Fee introduces Dr. Mariola Espinosa's lecture in honor of Hispanic History Month. In her lecture, Dr. Espinosa documents how the U.S. war against Spain in Cuba was linked to the American fight against yellow fever. She describes the disease and illustrates this with a chart of one individual. She discusses how methods to combat yellow fever changed as understanding about the means of transmission changed -- from the miasma theory to the germ theory -- and the mosquito was identified as the disease vector. Credits: Presenter, Mariola Espinosa. Received: Sept. 21, 2007; transfer; from Stephen Greenberg.