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Introduction: microbes, networks, knowledge—disease ecology and emerging infectious diseases in time of COVID-19

Honigsbaum, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1891-8763 and Méthot, P. (2020). Introduction: microbes, networks, knowledge—disease ecology and emerging infectious diseases in time of COVID-19. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 42(3), 28.. doi: 10.1007/s40656-020-00318-x

Abstract

This is an introduction to the topical collection Microbes, Networks, Knowledge: Disease Ecology in the twentieth Century, based on a workshop held at Queen Mary, University London on July 6–7 2016. More than twenty years ago, historian of science and medicine Andrew Mendelsohn asked, “Where did the modern, ecological understanding of epidemic disease come from?” Moving beyond Mendelsohn’s answer, this collection of new essays considers the global history of disease ecology in the past century and shows how epidemics and pandemics have made “microbes complex”.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40656-020-00318-x
Publisher Keywords: Population ecology, Parasitology, Bacteriology, Tropical medicine, Networks, Emerging and re-emerging infections,1918–1919 infuenza pandemic, Epidemics, Virulence, Ecology of knowledge, SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Journalism
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2020 11:45
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/24461
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This document is not freely accessible until 23 June 2021 due to copyright restrictions.

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