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The Battle of the Microbes: Smallpox, Malaria and Cholera in Southeast Asia

Reid, Anthony; Jiang, Na

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Data on long-term disease patterns in all parts of the humid tropics is sparse and serious research in its infancy. Until the nineteenth century there can be said to be little systematic knowledge of any diseases, and much of what we know is a matter of deduction from fragmentary reports of “plagues” and “miasmas”, and extrapolation both backwards in time from more satisfactory recent data, and laterally from better documented patterns of the same period in Europe, China and India....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006-04
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/139088
Source: ARI Working Paper No 62

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