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The history of science and medicine in the context of COVID-19

Abstract:

This spotlight issue encourages reflection on the current COVID-19 pandemic not simply through comparisons with previous epidemics, but also by illustrating that epidemics deserve study within their broader cultural, political, scientific, and geographic contexts. Epidemics are not solely a function of pathogens; they are also a function of how society is structured, how political power is wielded in the name of public health, how quantitative data is collected, how diseases are categorised a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Subgroup:
History Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Centaurus Journal website
Volume:
62
Issue:
2
Pages:
223-233
Publication date:
2020-07-27
Acceptance date:
2020-05-12
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EISSN:
1600-0498
ISSN:
0008-8994
Pubs id:
1104835
Local pid:
pubs:1104835
Language:
English
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