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Stories in the Time of Cholera: Racial Profiling During a Medical Nightmare

By: Briggs, Charles

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520243880

ISBN: 0520243889

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Cholera, although it can kill an adult through dehydration in half a day, is easily treated. Yet in 1992-93, some five hundred people died from cholera in the Orinoco Delta of eastern Venezuela. In some communities, a third of the adults died in a single night, as anthropologist Charles Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs, a Venezuelan public health physician, reveal in their frontline report. Why, they ask in this moving and thought-provoking account, did so many die near the end of the twentieth century from a bacterial infection associated with the premodern past? It was evident that the nu... View more info