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'Malaria Blocks Development' Revisited: The Role of Disease in the History of Agricultural Development in the Eastern and Northern Transvaal Lowveld, 1890–1960
  • R. Packard
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Journal of southern African studies
  • 1 September 2001
This article revisits assumptions about the impact of malaria on development by looking at the history of disease and agricultural development in the lowveld region of the former Transvaal ProvinceExpand
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Malaria dreams: postwar visions of health and development in the Third World.
  • R. Packard
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Medical anthropology
  • 1 May 1997
In 1995 the World Health Assembly voted to launch a global program for the eradication of malaria. The program lasted fourteen years. Though it was successful in a number of countries, eradicationExpand
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The Fielding H. Garrison Lecture: “Break-Bone” Fever in Philadelphia, 1780: Reflections on the History of Disease
  • R. Packard
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the history of medicine
  • 2016
summary: In the Autumn of 1780 an epidemic hit the city of Philadelphia. The symptoms of the disease resembled those of present day dengue fever, and subsequent observers argued that the disease wasExpand
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Measuring the economic costs of antimicrobial resistance in hospital settings: summary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Emory Workshop.
Health systems administrators and clinicians need refined calculations of the attributable cost of infections due to drug-resistant microorganisms to develop and assess cost-effective preventionExpand
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'No other logical choice': global malaria eradication and the politics of international health in the post-war era.
In 1955 the Eighth World Health Assembly voted to initiate a program for the global eradication of malaria. The global eradication of malaria represented a remarkable leap of faith. Many healthExpand
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A land filled with mosquitoes: Fred L. Soper, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the anopheles gambiae invasion of Brazil.
The success of Fred Soper and the Rockefeller Foundation's International Health Division in eradicating the anopheles gambiae mosquito from Northeast Brazil was a significant watershed in the historyExpand
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Rethinking health, development, and malaria: historicizing a cultural model in international health.
“When we consider… the wastage of the fruits of human effort in the rearing of children who will die before they are able to make any economic return to society and in the support by those adults whoExpand
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