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Atlas of Epidemic Britain


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1. Mapping epidemic diseases in Britain ; 2. Britain's Changing Burden of Disease, 1901-2000: An International Perspective ; SECTION I: THE MAJOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 1901-45 ; 3. Extinction of the old plagues ; 4. Common infections, I ; 5. Common infections, II ; 6. Epidemics in wartime: The home front, 1914-18 and 1939-45 ; SECTION II: THE MAJOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 1946-2000 ; 7. The major bacterial diseases ; 8. The major viral diseases ; 9. Birth of the new plagues ; 10. Research in General Practice ; SECTION III: PROSPECT ; 11. Disease in twenty-first century Britain

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Winner of the BMA Medical Book of the Year Award 2013

About the Author

Professor Matthew Smallman-Raynor has been Professor of Geography, University of Nottingham, since 2004. Professor Andrew Cliff has been Professor of Theoretical Geography, University of Cambridge, since 1997 and Pro-Vice-Chancellor since 2004.


Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andy Cliff's Atlas of Epidemic Britain is a beautiful book ... beautifully printed in full colour ... the atlas was awarded the British Medical Association Medical Book of the year award for 2013, a distinction that is well earned * Danny Dorling, Environment and Planning A *
This book would make a valuable addition to any medical practitioner's bookshelf. * David J. M. Wright, The Lancet *
This book - which provides a century of change in Britain's history of epidemics - is truly one of a kind in scope and presentation. The authors Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff have done extensive research to unearth facts on the history of diseases that plagued the British Isles in the 1901-2000 period. We applaud their valuable contributions to the growth of knowledge in this area, and urge readers to acquire this unique book. * Biz India, March 2013 *

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