The Resource "Send only your serious cases"--delivering flu to Toronto : an anthropological analysis of the 1918-19 influenza epidemic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, by Karen Slonim, (electronic resource)

"Send only your serious cases"--delivering flu to Toronto : an anthropological analysis of the 1918-19 influenza epidemic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, by Karen Slonim, (electronic resource)

Label
"Send only your serious cases"--delivering flu to Toronto : an anthropological analysis of the 1918-19 influenza epidemic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Title
"Send only your serious cases"--delivering flu to Toronto
Title remainder
an anthropological analysis of the 1918-19 influenza epidemic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Slonim
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This project looks at the 1918-19 pandemic influenza experience in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Based on historical records (most notably death registries and archival material) this work strives to understand the social, biological, and environmental conditions that facilitated the spread of this virulent microorganism throughout the city. Grounded in the anthropological frameworks of evolutionary medicine, political economy and syndemics, this dissertation is designed to present a qualitative historical account of the pandemic in one of Canada's largest cities. This piece adds to the growing body of literature aimed at documenting one of the most catastrophic events of the 20th century. It also explores how epidemics are shaped by and in turn shape history. Many of the key findings of this work stem from the relationship between the Great War and the H1N1 strain responsible for Spanish flu. Soldiers appear to have brought the disease to Toronto and the conditions generated by the prolonged conflict in all likelihood increased individual susceptibility (via. increased stress, sustained food shortages and promotion of status incongruity). It is important to note however, that the effects of the war were not all detrimental to the population of Toronto. Sustained investment in the military effort promoted the development of informal networks of care, which were paramount in the city's effort to curtail influenza mortality. This dissertation generates as many questions as it answers, with the main message being that an analysis of infectious disease experiences must be cognizant of the two-way linkages between culture and biology
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slonim, Karen
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sattenspiel, Lisa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Communicable diseases
  • Diseases
  • Human evolution
Target audience
specialized
Label
"Send only your serious cases"--delivering flu to Toronto : an anthropological analysis of the 1918-19 influenza epidemic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, by Karen Slonim, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 7, 2011)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Lisa Sattenspiel
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
706844678
Extent
1 online resource (227 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)706844678
Label
"Send only your serious cases"--delivering flu to Toronto : an anthropological analysis of the 1918-19 influenza epidemic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, by Karen Slonim, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 7, 2011)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Lisa Sattenspiel
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
706844678
Extent
1 online resource (227 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)706844678

Library Locations

  • Health Sciences LibraryBorrow it
    2411 Holmes St, Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 64108, US
    39.083418 -94.575323
  • LaBudde Special CollectionsBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.034642 -94.576835
  • Leon E. Bloch Law LibraryBorrow it
    500 E. 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.032488 -94.581967
  • Marr Sound ArchivesBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.034642 -94.576835
  • Miller Nichols LibraryBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.035061 -94.576518
  • UMKCBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.035061 -94.576518
  • UMKCBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
Processing Feedback ...