Mortality change in America, 1620-1920.
- History, MedicineHuman biology
Between the Civil War and World War I both urban and rural mortality began to decline, the result first of a drop in significance of endemic named diseases followed by the non-specific pneumonia-diarrhea complex affecting infants and young children.
The rise of tuberculosis in America before 1820.
- MedicineThe American review of respiratory disease
There was a marked increase in the proportional mortality from tuberculosis in the United States in the 18th century, and "Consumption" may have been the leading cause of death in adult American colonists.
“Spanish Flu, or Whatever it Is….”: The Paradox of Public Health in a Time of Crisis
- Medicine, Political SciencePublic health reports
The state of public health before the influenza epidemic is reviewed, seeking to place the reaction to the disease in the context of the evolution ofpublic health.
Drought as a factor in the Jamestown colony, 1607–1612
- HistoryHistorical archaeology
The findings clearly document severe drought during the first years of the Jamestown colony, and enrich and clarify the first-person accounts of stress due to famine, poor water quality, intercultural hostility, and extreme mortality.
“In a newe plantation it is not knowen whether man or woman be more necessary”: Gender Relations in Seventeenth-Century Virginia
The historical narrative of colonial Virginia has traditionally been that of a testosteronefueled society of aggressive men competing to make a profit from tobacco. Accounts of seventeenth-century…
Shells and fossils collected by the earliest settlers of Jamestown, Virginia, USA
The discovery of an intact valve of the fossil bivalve Chesapecten jeffersonius and shells of three tropical snail species in a c. 1610 James Fort well speaks to the curiosity that European colonists…
Temperateness, Temperance, and the Tropics: Climate and Morality in the English Atlantic World, 1555-1705
This dissertation investigates the origins and elaboration of the fear of hot climates that attended England’s overseas expansion into the Atlantic world during the sixteenth and seventeenth…
This Land, This South: An Environmental History
Here is the story of the long interaction between humans, land, and climate in the American South. It is a tale of exploitation and erosion, of destruction, disease, and defeat, but also of the…
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Excessive Animal Protein: The Question of an Adequate Diet in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake
The excessive but culturally acceptable consumption of meat, alcohol, and tobacco by the Chesapeake colonists appears to have affected nutrient absorption by at least some 17th-century colonists.
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TYPHOID FEVER ITS NATURE, MODE OF SPREADING, AND PREVENTION.
- HistoryAmerican journal of public health
This book was written some 8 years before the discovery of the germ of typhoid fever and 10 years before its isolation on solid culture media, and containing a wealth of facts gained by an epidemiological study which might well serve as a model to modern day workers.
Of agues and fevers: malaria in the early Chesapeake.
- HistoryThe William and Mary quarterly
Self-purification of the soft clam, Mya arenaria.
- Environmental SciencePublic health reports
DURING the past decade the supplies of the soft clam, Jl2ya arenaria, have become seriously depleted. Attempts nmade by biologists (1) to increase clam populations to their former abundance by…
Epidemiology and the slave trade.
- History, EconomicsPolitical science quarterly
The mere passage of time makes it possible to go beyond the largely humanitarian concerns of the nineteenth-century writers, and accept the trade as an evil and move on to the problem of why and how it took place for so many centuries and on such a scale.
The Labor Problem at Jamestown, 1607–18
THE S-rORY OF JAMESTOWN, the first permanent English settlement in America, has a familiar place in the history of the United States. We all know of the tribulations that kept the colony on the point…
The Influence of European Contacts on the Landscape of Southern Nigeria
IN West Africa, as in many other parts of the world, man's activities have con? siderably modified the landscape. Even before the first contacts with Europe West African cultivators cut down vast…
The City in the Swamp: Aspects of the Site and Early Growth of Calcutta
Kipling's lines were written about Calcutta; they suited it well. Founded in 1690 on a small natural l vee thrown up by he Hooghly River, and set precariously on the edge of a deltaic swamp in a…
The First English Towns of North America
- History, Economics
LTHOUGH geographers have illuminated the contemporary urban scene in Anglo-America, geographical insights dwindle at an accelerating pace as we move back toward the seventeenth century-the dark ages…
Distribution of Coliform Bacteria and other Pollutants in Tidal Estuaries.
- Environmental Science
In an estuary, any pollutant which is dissolved or freely suspended in the water is distributed by the circulation both upstream and downstream from the outfall location. A conservative pollutant,…