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Disease metaphors in new epidemics: the UK media framing of the 2003 SARS epidemic
Analysis of the total reporting on SARS of five major national newspapers during the epidemic of spring 2003 investigates how the reporting of SARS in the UK press was framed, and how this related to media, public and governmental responses to the disease. Expand
Metaphors and Biorisks
This article seeks to construct a comparative investigation of the role and application of militaristic metaphors in three contested areas of science-society discourse (invasive species,Expand
Apprenticeship and training in premodern England
This paper re-examines the economics of premodern apprenticeship in England. I present new data showing that a high proportion of apprenticeships in seventeenth century London ended before the termExpand
Consumption, Retailing, and Medicine in Early-Modern London
This article examines the early development of specialized retail shops in early modern London. It argues that apothecaries' shops were sites of innovative shop design and display. These practicesExpand
Rules and Reality: Quantifying the Practice of Apprenticeship in Early Modern England
This paper uses recently digitised samples of apprentices and masters in London and Bristol to quantify the practice of apprenticeship in the late seventeenth century. Apprenticeship appears muchExpand
The Relationship Between Openness to Experience and Willingness to Engage in Online Political Participation Is Influenced by News Consumption
Openness to experience is known to be an independent predictor of online political behavior, although the degree to which this relationship is influenced by other factors has not been tested. OneExpand
Structural Change and Economic Growth in the British Economy before the Industrial Revolution, 1500–1800
This first time series of male labor sectoral shares for England and Wales before 1800 is presented, using a large sample of probate and apprenticeship data to produce national- and county-level estimates. Expand
A Dreadful Heritage: Interpreting Epidemic Disease at Eyam, 1666-2000
  • P. Wallis
  • History, Medicine
  • History workshop journal : HWJ
  • 1 March 2006
The construction of the plague story offers an unusually clear case study in the social and intellectual dynamics of the creation of heritage and history, and the transformations that have occurred in the epistemic and disciplinary foundations of academic and popular literary and historical production over this period. Expand
The Medical Marketplace
In the mid-1980s, a number of Anglophone historians began to describe health care in early modern England as a ‘medical marketplace’ or ‘medical market’. These terms were foregrounded by severalExpand