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A Matter of Privilege: Infant Mortality in the Garrison Town of Gibraltar, 1870-1899
The British colony of Gibraltar offers an opportunity to compare the infant mortality rates of the civilian and military populations inhabiting a small-scale urban setting from 1870 to 1899, and privilege for the military meant that service families had preferential access to a pure water supply after the installation of a water-condensing plant. Expand
The Role of Morbidity in the Mortality Decline of the Nineteenth Century: Evidence from the Military Population at Gibraltar, 1818-1899
  • Janet Padiak
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the history of medicine and allied…
  • 2005
There are discernible relationships between morbidity and mortality and that the two parameters are responding to different driving forces, according to statistical modeling used to analyze the categories of diseases that were most influential in the decline of mortality in this group of soldiers. Expand
Lost in transition: influenza in the British army in the 1830s and 1840s.
Surgeons' reports from the 1830s and 1840s are used to investigate routine regimental medical care by focusing on a familiar, non-fatal disease, adding to the understanding of the historical epidemiology of this genetically variable virus. Expand
Integration of Specificity Variation in Cause-of-Death Analysis
The author developed the present system to allow the use of nineteenth-century British army statistical data, and an example of the application is presented. Expand
Diachronic Analysis of Cause-of-Death Terminology
  • Janet Padiak
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social Science History
  • 1 September 2009
Large-scale analysis of nineteenth-century causes of morbidity and mortality in the British army from 1830 to 1913 finds that tuberculosis, the pulmonary form of tuberculosis, dominates mortality. Expand
The “serious evil of marching regiments”: The families of the British garrison of Gibraltar
This study investigates the lives of the women and children who accompanied the soldiers to the British garrison at Gibraltar during the last decades of the 19th century. Marriage in the army wasExpand
The Case of Tuberculosis
Outmoded terminology, inconsistent usage of terms, and lack of specificity are routinely encountered in death records, making integration of past causes of death difficult. This article summarizesExpand
Quantifying the Colonized/Colonist Relationship: Suicide as a Comparative Measure of Stress in Gibraltar1
Twentieth-century work in colonial theory emphatically rejected the 19th-century linear model of colonialism as a process in which societies were subjected to a “civilizing” influence by theExpand