Epidemics, empire, and environments : cholera in Madras and Quebec City, 1818-1910 /

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Author / Creator:Zeheter, Michael, author.
Imprint:Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2015]
Description:ix, 325 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:History of the urban environment
History of the urban environment.
Subject:Cholera -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Cholera -- Canada -- History -- 19th century.
Epidemics -- India.
Epidemics -- Canada.
Cholera -- Environmental aspects.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- General.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 19th Century.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10506413
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Michael Zeheter offers a probing case study of the environmental changes made to fight cholera in two markedly different British colonies: Madras in India and Quebec City in Canada. He examines the complex political and economic factors that came to bear on the reshaping of each colony's environment and the urgency placed on disease control"--
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Cholera and the Colonial State in Urban Environments
  • Part I. First Encounters
  • 1. Strategies of Treatment: Madras, 1818-1833
  • 2. Strategies of Control: Quebec City, 1832-1834
  • Part II. Integrating Sanitation
  • 3. Frequent Visitations: Quebec City, 1840-1854
  • 4. The Advent of Sanitarianism: Madras, 1840-1857
  • 5. Sanitary Consensus at Last: Madras, 1858-1883
  • Part III. Bacteriology and the Promise of Clarity
  • 6. Finding the Comma Bacillus: Bacteriology in Madras and Quebec City, 1865-1910
  • Conclusion: The Colonial State and the Elusive Consensus Regarding Cholera
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index