Cholera is one of the classical diseases in the history of epidemiology. John Snow’s seminal work of cholera epidemics in London (between 1820s and 1850s) marked a paradigmatic shift in epidemiological thinking for several reasons:
Urbanising Cholera is a revival of the eco-social approach in examining the social determinants of cholera and deals with different aspects of the problem. Taking a public health perspective, the study gives a giving a social epidemiological account of cholera with a focus on the urban poor.
This book would be of interest to historians of public health, urban health practitioners including local self-government organizations and urban planners.
Rajib Dasgupta is Associate Professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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1. Cholera: An Emerging Urban Health Issue
2. Urban Basic Services in Delhi: Evolution and Crises
3. Time Trends of Cholera: The Rise and Fall of Vibrio Strains
4. Cholera in Delhi, 1965–2000
5. Vulnerability to Cholera: A Spatial Epidemiological Analysis
6. Making Sense of “Behaviours”
7. Cholera and Urbanisation: An Ecosocial View