Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the Immigrant Menace

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Epidemics and immigrants have suffered a lethal association in the public mind, from the Irish in New York wrongly blamed for the cholera epidemic of 1832 and Chinese in San Francisco vilified for causing the bubonic plague in 1900, to Haitians in Miami stigmatized as AIDS carriers in the 1980s. Silent Travelers vividly describes these and many other episodes of medicalized prejudice and analyzes their impact on public health policy and beyond. The book shows clearly how the equation of disease with outsiders and illness ...

Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the Immigrant Menace 1995, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801850967

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Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the Immigrant Menace 1994, Basic Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780465078233

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