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001    on1027736889 
003    OCoLC 
005    20181024044825.0 
008    171212s2018    maua     b    001 0 eng   
010      2017059434 
020    9780262038454|q(hardcover ;)|q(alk. paper) 
020    0262038455|q(hardcover ;)|q(alk. paper) 
035    (OCoLC)1027736889 
042    pcc 
049    CKEA 
050 00 RA418|b.B65 2018 
060 10 WA 530.1 
082 00 362.1|223 
100 1  Bollyky, Thomas J.,|eauthor. 
245 10 Plagues and the paradox of progress :|bwhy the world Is 
       getting healthier in worrisome ways /|cThomas J. Bollyky. 
264  1 Cambridge, MA :|bThe MIT Press,|c[2018] 
300    xvi, 259 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-241) and 
505 0  How the world starts getting better. Death, disease, and 
       the fall of prehistoric man. The path to better health in 
       wealthier nations. A better world begins as a more unequal
       one -- Diseases of conquest and colony. The colonial and 
       military roots of global health. The path to better health
       in poorer nations. Death and demography. The legacy of 
       ebola. The difference that health aid makes -- Diseases of
       childhood. A child survival revolution. China's other 
       great leap forward. Is healthier wealthier? The 
       (potential) dividends of demography. Sunny in Nairobi, 
       with a chance of storms. Cell phones, not factories. The 
       perils of youth -- Diseases of settlement. Cholera and the
       white death. A simple solution. Poor world cities. The 
       perils of growing naturally. Climate and the environment. 
       The Tunis effect. Returning to Dhaka -- Diseases of place.
       The growth industry in Agadez, Niger. People, not just 
       potatoes. Migration as the history of disease. The world 
       is getting better in worrisome ways -- The exoneration of 
       William H. Stewart. Confronting the complex of multiple 
       causation. The role of aid in adapting to the decline of 
       infectious diseases. The myth of the good epidemic. 
520    Plagues and parasites have played a central role in world 
       affairs, shaping the evolution of the modern state, the 
       growth of cities, and the disparate fortunes of national 
       economies. This book tells that story, but it is not about
       the resurgence of pestilence. It is the story of its 
       decline. For the first time in recorded history, virus, 
       bacteria, and other infectious diseases are not the 
       leading cause of death or disability in any region of the 
       world. People are living longer, and fewer mothers are 
       giving birth to many children in the hopes that some might
       survive. And yet, the news is not all good. Recent 
       reductions in infectious disease have not been accompanied
       by the same improvements in income, job opportunities, and
       governance that occurred with these changes in wealthier 
       countries decades ago. There have also been unintended 
       consequences. In this book, Thomas Bollyky explores the 
       paradox in our fight against infectious disease: the world
       is getting healthier in ways that should make us worry. 
650  0 Public health|xSocial aspects. 
650  0 World health. 
650  7 World health.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01181338 
650  7 Public health|xSocial aspects.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01082307 
650 12 Global Health|xtrends. 
650 22 Communicable Diseases|xhistory. 
650 22 Disease Eradication. 
650 22 Noncommunicable Diseases. 
650 22 Health Status Disparities|xtrends. 
650 22 Socioeconomic Factors. 
994    C0|bCKE 
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