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Health and Disease in Africa: Books

Emphasizing social science and historical resources rather than clinical research.

Sample Books

African Aids Epidemic: A History by John Iliffe RA643.86 .A35 I43 2006


White Plague, Black Labor: Tuberculosis and the Political Economy of Health and Disease in South Africa by Randall Packard. RA644.T7 P28 1989 also available electronically


Africa in the Time of Cholera: A History of Pandemics from 1817 to the Present by Myron Echenberg RA644 .C3 E24 2011


Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It by Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin (on order)


Africa: A Practical Guide for Global Health Workers. WA 300 HA1 A258 2011

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