Tag Archive: plague

Mapping the plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown

March 15, 2013 12:10 am Published by Comments Off on Mapping the plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown

Guest post by Professor Guenter B. Risse, originally published here at the JHU Press Blog. Maps and statistical charts are essential aids for demonstrating the location and frequency of epidemic disease around the world. Spotting the presence of diseases has a long tradition, stretching back at least to the seventeenth century. In fact, during a plague outbreak in Naples and... View Article

Racialized Disgust and Fear of Disease: Implications for Public Health.

September 20, 2012 6:22 am Published by Comments Off on Racialized Disgust and Fear of Disease: Implications for Public Health.

Guenter Risse, Professor Emeritus of History of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and Affiliate Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, will be giving a Master Class titled “Racialized Disgust and Fear of Disease: Implications for Public Health” on November 2nd at 12pm in a TBD-venue at Laurel Heights campus. This... View Article

Plague, Fear, and Politics in San Francisco’s Chinatown

April 10, 2012 12:02 pm Published by Comments Off on Plague, Fear, and Politics in San Francisco’s Chinatown

A physician and historian, Guenter B. Risse, professor emeritus of the history of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, just published a new book with John Hopkins University Press titled ‘Plague, fear, and politics in San Francisco’s Chinatown’. When health officials in San Francisco discovered bubonic plague in... View Article