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A Modern Contagion


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Chronology of Major Events
A Note on Transliteration and StyleIntroduction 1
Chapter 1. Cholera and the Globalization of Health in Iran, 1821-1889
Chapter 2. The 1889-1893 Cholera Epidemics
Chapter 3. Epidemics and Sanitary Imperialism, 1896-1904
Chapter 4. Cholera, Germs, and the 1906 Constitutional Revolution
Chapter 5. Wars, Plagues, and Institutional Developments in Health, 1906-1926
Epilogue Appendixes
A. Nasir al-Din Shah's 1879 Decree on the Hygiene of Tehran
B. Muzaffar al-Din Shah's 1897 Decree Regulating Sanitary Stations and Quarantines on Iran's Eastern Frontiers
C. Medical Practice Act of 1911
D. 1914 Sanitation Ordinances for Tehran Notes
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About the Author

Amir A. Afkhami is an associate professor with joint appointments in psychiatry, global health, and history at George Washington University. He is also a lecturer at the US Department of Defense's Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy and the author of the US State Department's Iraq Mental Health Initiative.

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