A fever for empire: U.S. disease eradication in Cuba as colonial public health
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
[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
See catalog record: 101462361
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.