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Mosquito soldiers

Andrew McIlwaine Bell

Mosquito soldiers

malaria, yellow fever, and the course of the American Civil War

by Andrew McIlwaine Bell

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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-179) and index.

StatementAndrew McIlwaine Bell
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE621 .B54 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24546833M
ISBN 100807135615
ISBN 109780807135617
LC Control Number2009027446
OCLC/WorldCa424333479

Dec 01,  · Mosquito Soldiers: Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War The book provides a judicious account of campaigns and battles and will likely appeal to military historians and more general readers interested in the Civil War. Bell makes a somewhat convincing case that disease carrying mosquitoes affected some of the Author: Shauna Devine. In his recent book, "Mosquito Soldiers: Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War", Andrew M. Bell, Ph.D., has both removed the mystery and significantly increased our understanding of these two diseases, which he declares "have [been] given short shrift" in /5(7).

Jan 20,  · Book review – The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator Ours is the latest generation to be engaged in a blood-soaked conflict that has lasted millennia. The quote “ we have met the enemy, and he is us ” might come to mind, but no. In his recent book, "Mosquito Soldiers: Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War", Andrew M. Bell, Ph.D., has both removed the mystery and significantly increased our understanding of these two diseases, which he declares "have [been] given short shrift" in most medical histories of the war (p. 6)/5(7).

May 11,  · Mosquito Soldiers is an epidemiological study of the effects of mosquito-borne pathogens on the course of the American Civil War. This is a fascinating topic and given the fact that disease, rather than wounds, caused two-thirds of wartime mortality, it is a Author: Libra R. Hilde. Aug 05,  · Your book argues that mosquito-borne diseases have determined the outcome of many battles throughout history, from Athens to World War II. Author: Emily Toomey.


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Bell, Ph.D., has both removed the mystery and significantly increased our understanding of these two diseases, which he declares "have [been] given short shrift" in most medical histories of the war (p.

6)/5(7). Of thesoldiers who perished during the American Civil War, the overwhelming majority died not from gunshot wounds or saber cuts, but from disease. And of the various maladies that plagued both armies, few were more pervasive than malaria -- a mosquito-borne illness that afflicted over million soldiers serving in the Union army alone.4/5.

OK so let’s get something clear from the off, this is not a book about the mosquito. It is a book of detailed and often exhausting historical and military events throughout history with the mosquito’s part in it, shoe horned in retrospectively. Without doubt there is plenty of fascinating/5.

An excellent book. While it is well known that many more soldiers died from disease than from battle, the author makes a compelling case that mosquito-borne diseases had a more complex effect on military operations than attrition.

Of thesoldiers who perished during the American Civil War, the overwhelming majority died not from gunshot wounds or saber cuts, but from disease.

And of the various maladies that plagued both armies, few were more pervasive than malaria—a mosquito-borne illness that afflicted over million soldiers serving in the Union army museudelantoni.com by: Soldiers on both sides frequently complained about the annoying pests that fed on their blood, buzzed in their ears, invaded their tents, and generally contributed to the misery of army life.

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Winegard is the author of the forthcoming book “The Mosquito: A Author: Timothy C. Winegard. Of thesoldiers who perished during the American Civil War, the overwhelming majority died not from gunshot wounds or saber cuts, but from disease.

And of the various maladies that plagued both armies, few were more pervasive than malaria -- a mosquito-borne illness that afflicted over million soldiers serving in the Union army alone. Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, (New Approaches to the Americas) [J.

Mcneill] on museudelantoni.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean - the landscapes lying between Surinam and the Chesapeake - in the seventeenth through early twentieth Cited by: Mar 10,  · Medical Book Mosquito Soldiers And of the various maladies that plagued both armies, few were more pervasive than malaria--a mosquito-borne illness that afflicted over million soldiers serving in the Union army alone.

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Sources conflict regarding whether Faulkner wrote Mosquitoes during his time living in Paris, beginning in or in Pascagoula, Mississippi in the summer of Author: William Faulkner. mosquito soldiers 56 of the country about Shiloh was producing an amount of sickness almost without parallel in the history of the war,” he wrote.

Newberry and his colleagues worked diligently to evacuate the sick and woundedCited by: Mosquito Soldiers: Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the Civil War by Andrew McIlwaine Bell, Louisiana State University Press,$ “The American Civil War, like every war that preceded it and others that would follow, was a pestilential nightmare,” writes Andrew Bell in his scrupulously researched, energetically written epidemiological survey.

This situation changes with the release of Andrew McIlwaine Bell's Mosquito Soldiers. Bell narrows his own inquiry to the study of a pair of mosquito-borne tropical diseases, malaria (a single-celled parasite) and yellow fever (a virus) 1.

Read “Mosquito Soldiers”, by Andrew Bell online on Bookmate – Of thesoldiers who perished during the American Civil War, the overwhelming majority died not from gunshot wounds or saber cuts. With a blend of malaria, yellow fever, and dengue, the mosquito murdered or weakened a lot of the armies of the European empires during the revolutionary wars that cleared the Americas.

Those diseases made 40% of the key contingent of British soldiers weak for service at one point in the Thirteen Colonies in the year Mosquito Soldiers is supported by several interesting appendices, including one consisting of maps of malarial incidence among Union troops year-by-year as well as a map of yellow fever outbreaks.

The bibliography demonstrates Dr. Bell's use of an array of period newspapers, letters and diaries, and medical reports as well as relevant secondary. Winegard’s book offers a catalogue of such stories. thwarted by a strain of malaria local to Scotland which is estimated to have killed half of the eighty thousand Roman soldiers sent their.Mar 23,  · What sounds so fascinating about Andrew McIlwaine Bell's Mosquito Soldiers: Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War (LSU Press, ) is its narrow focus and its analysis of how both diseases directly impacted in significant ways the military and civilian spheres.Feb 01,  · Mosquito Soldiers: Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War.

Bell closes his book quoting Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac () on the symbiotic relationship between humans and the environment. More attention to this interaction might have overcome a weakness in the narrative in that there is a sameness to the Author: Carol R. Byerly.