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Public health and urban development : the plague in Surat / Ghanshyam Shah.
By: Shah, Ghanshyam.Material type: BookPublisher: New Delhi : Sage Publications, 1997Description: 317 p. : ill, maps ; 22 cm.ISBN: 8170366380 (hbk.) .Subject(s): Urban health -- India -- Surat | Public health -- India -- Surat | Surat (India) -- Social conditions | Surat (India) -- Economic conditionsDDC classification: 614.5732095475 SHA
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-306) and index.
1. Introduction: Political Economy of Health --
2. Urban Growth and Social Decay: Surat --
3. Diseases, Doctors and the Urban Public Health System --
4. The Victims --
5. Perception and Response --
6. Crisis Management --
7. Epilogue --
8. Postscript: The New Surat --
App. A. Clinical Aspects of Suspected Plague Observed During the Surat Epidemic of 1994 by a Team of Doctors --
App. B. Epidemiological Investigation of Pneumonic Plague Outbreak in Surat During 23-25 September 1994 by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi --
App. C. Plague in India: World Health Organisation International Plague Investigation Team Report --
App. D. Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on Plague.
The outbreak of a deadly infectious disease (widely believed to be the pneumonic plague) which gripped Surat (India's twelfth largest city) in 1994, created widespread panic not just in the country but throughout the world. Though the disease was controlled within a week, it has raised many fundamental and still unresolved issues concerning the state of the public health system and the path of urban development in