Medical History

"Moving away from the usual focus on programmes of draining, repetitive oiling, Paris greening and, later on, DDT-based control, Gardikas's study attempts in a canvas of some 150 years to tell ‘a different story, that of the precarious lives of peasants, townspeople, and soldiers in their daily encounters with their physical environment’. In tune with Italian microhistory, or German Alltaggeschchite, it aims ‘to historicize a shared, banal experience of pain’. Malaria in Modern Greece will remain as a masterpiece on the dynamics of the disease within a century and half, and the cultural adaptations or failures to adapt of a given population to environmental pressures."
Reviewed book: 
Katerina Gardikas
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