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100 1  Bollyky, Thomas J.,|0
245 10 Plagues and the paradox of progress :|bwhy the world is 
       getting healthier in worrisome ways /|cThomas J. Bollyky. 
264  1 Cambridge, Massachusetts :|bThe MIT Press,|c[2018] 
264  4 |c©2018 
300    1 online resource (259 pages) :|billustrations, maps 
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500    "A Council on Foreign Relations book." 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction -- 1. How the world starts getting better. 
       Death, disease, and the fall of prehistoric man. The path 
       to better health in wealthier nations. A better world 
       begins as a more unequal one -- 2. Diseases of conquest 
       and colony. The colonial and military roots of global 
       health. The path to better health in poorer nations. Death
       and demography. The legacy of ebola. The difference that 
       health aid makes -- 3. Diseases of childhood. A child 
       survival revolution. China's other great leap forward. Is 
       healthier wealthier? The (potential) dividends of 
       demography. Sunny in Nairobi, with a chance of storms. 
       Cell phones, not factories. The perils of youth -- 4. 
       Diseases of settlement. Cholera and the white death. A 
       simple solution. Poor world cities. The perils of growing 
       naturally. Climate and the environment. The Tunis effect. 
       Returning to Dhaka -- 5. Diseases of place. The growth 
       industry in Agadez, Niger. People, not just potatoes. 
       Migration as the history of disease. The world is getting 
       better in worrisome ways -- 6. The exoneration of William 
       H. Stewart. Confronting the complex of multiple causation.
       The role of aid in adapting to the decline of infectious 
       diseases. The myth of the good epidemic. 
520    Why the news about the global decline of infectious 
       diseases is not all good. Plagues and parasites have 
       played a central role in world affairs, shaping the 
       evolution of the modern state, the growth of cities, and 
       the disparate fortunes of national economies. This book 
       tells that story, but it is not about the resurgence of 
       pestilence. It is the story of its decline. For the first 
       time in recorded history, virus, bacteria, and other 
       infectious diseases are not the leading cause of death or 
       disability in any region of the world. People are living 
       longer, and fewer mothers are giving birth to many 
       children in the hopes that some might survive. And yet, 
       the news is not all good. Recent reductions in infectious 
       disease have not been accompanied by the same improvements
       in income, job opportunities, and governance that occurred
       with these changes in wealthier countries decades ago. 
       There have also been unintended consequences. In this book,
       Thomas Bollyky explores the paradox in our fight against 
       infectious disease: the world is getting healthier in ways
       that should make us worry. Bollyky interweaves a grand 
       historical narrative about the rise and fall of plagues in
       human societies with contemporary case studies of the 
       consequences. Bollyky visits Dhaka--one of the most 
       densely populated places on the planet--to show how low-
       cost health tools helped enable the phenomenon of poor 
       world megacities. He visits China and Kenya to illustrate 
       how dramatic declines in plagues have affected national 
       economies. Bollyky traces the role of infectious disease 
       in the migrations from Ireland before the potato famine 
       and to Europe from Africa and elsewhere today. Historic 
       health achievements are remaking a world that is both 
       worrisome and full of opportunities. Whether the peril or 
       promise of that progress prevails, Bollyky explains, 
       depends on what we do next. 
588 0  Print version record. 
650  0 Public health|0
       sh85108638|xSocial aspects.|0
650  0 World health.|0
650 12 Global Health|xtrends.|0
650 22 Communicable Diseases|xhistory.|0
650 22 Health Status Disparities.|0
650 22 Socioeconomic Factors.|0
655  4 Electronic books. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aBollyky, Thomas J.|tPlagues and the 
       paradox of progress.|dCambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT 
       Press, [2018]|z9780262038454|w(DLC)  2017059434
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