GASA02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: United Nations University, North Korean Famine, Macmillan Publishers

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We will look at disease, flood, famine and war: disease endemic disease - saps a community over time epidemic disease - strikes urbanised communities suddenly pandemic disease global spread. Diseases we will discuss: leprosy, cholera, plague, kala-azar and severe acute. We need to pay attention to the judeo-christian understanding of this disease, as that view has a substantial impact on the management of the disease in asian communities. In the old testament this was a disease that rendered the sick unclean, to be sent away. In the new testament, jesus tolerates and heals lepers. A glimpse at the indian mission field and leper asylums in 1886-87, by wellesley c. Shaw, [1890] new ed. reading 10. 2 electronic resource: http://webapp1. dlib. indiana. edu/swinburne/view?docid=pb1leper00&query=&brand=swi nburne i recommend the poem to you as a marker for christian society"s ailment with regard to the disease. In classical south asia, too, there was a fearful prejudice against leprosy:

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