ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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An Imagined Reality-Malthusianism, Neo-Malthusianism and Population Myth

Malthusianism and neo-Malthusianism offer an excessively simplistic understanding of the complex relationship of resources and population, which has proven to be a theoretical red herring.

Disease and Medical Myths in Medieval Europe

Miasmas and Disease: Public Health and the Environment in the Pre- Industrial Age by Carlo M Cipolla, translated by Elizabeth Potter; Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1992; pp 101, price unstated.

Of Cholera and Post-Modern World

Of Cholera and Post-Modern World Mohan Rao An examination of the political and economic forces underlying the recent epidemic of cholera in Latin America reveals striking resemblances to the situation in which the pandemics of cholera occurred in the 19th century. It draws attention to the fact that not only does politics inform the occurrence of disease, but the shape and content of health policy and intervention as well.

The Stygean Dip-History of Cleanliness in France

The Stygean Dip History of Cleanliness in France Mohan Rao Concepts of Cleanliness: Changing Attitudes in France Since the Middle Ages by George Vigarello; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990; pp 240, price unstated.

Sanitised Health

Mohan Rao The Politics of Health in India by Roger Jeffery; University of California Press, Berkely 1988; pp 349, Price unstated. IT is unfortunately, though not accidentally, a fact that much of the history of health or of medicine in India is written in Britain and not in our own country This will remain so as long as our social scientists in general, and historians and sociologists in particular, remain happy not to venture out of the mainstream of their disciplines, however narrow and esoteric. And precisely because of this utter neglect one welcomes the occasional new title in this field.

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