John Davis, Geoepidemiology, Chemistry, And Culture: The Environmental Approach To Cholera In Russia, 1892-1905
This paper argues that Russian physicians' environmental approach to cholera was based upon the country's particular geographic circumstances, the training of its physicians, and the complex sociocultural makeup of the Tsarist Empire. With broad borders and coastal areas adjacent to places where cholera was semi-endemic, and sitting directly in the path of major conduits of travel between the Far East and Europe, the nation was particularly vulnerable to cholera carriers. Russian physicians considered… Show more
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