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How slavery & empire shaped epidemiology

How slavery & empire shaped epidemiology

Update: 2021-11-172
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Jim Downs speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about his book Maladies of Empire, which reveals how the conditions created by colonialism, war and slavery affected the study of disease and its spread in the 18th and 19th centuries. 


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How slavery & empire shaped epidemiology

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