HLTB21H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Headache, Aria, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

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Published on 16 Apr 2013
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UTSC
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Health Studies
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HLTB21H3
HLTA01 Plagues and People
Chapter 7 Malaria, Another Fever Plague
Malaria is a fever plague with a total number of cases between 300 and 500 million
A Look Back
Classic Chinese medical text the Nei Ching (2700 BC) describes enlarged spleens, periodic fevers,
headache, chills, and fever
Probably came to Europe from Africa via the Nile Valley or by contact between Europeans and
the people of Asia Minor
Hippocrates discussed two kinds of malaria: one with recurrent fevers every third day (benign
tertian) and one with fevers on the fourth day (quartan)
o He noted that those living near marshes had enlarged spleens
There was clear evidence of malaria in the Roman Republic by 200BC called the “Roman Fever”
Since it was believed that this fever recurred during the sickly summer season due to vapors
emanating from the marshes, it was called by the Italian name mal’ aria, meaning “bad air”
Brought to the New World by European explorers, conquistadors, colonists and African slaves
1800s it was found worldwide
Charles Laveran examined
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Malaria is a fever plague with a total number of cases between 300 and 500 million. Classic chinese medical text the nei ching (2700 bc) describes enlarged spleens, periodic fevers, headache, chills, and fever. Probably came to europe from africa via the nile valley or by contact between europeans and the people of asia minor. Hippocrates discussed two kinds of malaria: one with recurrent fevers every third day (benign tertian) and one with fevers on the fourth day (quartan: he noted that those living near marshes had enlarged spleens. There was clear evidence of malaria in the roman republic by 200bc called the roman fever . Since it was believed that this fever recurred during the sickly summer season due to vapors emanating from the marshes, it was called by the italian name mal" aria, meaning bad air . Brought to the new world by european explorers, conquistadors, colonists and african slaves.

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