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  • David Arnold. Colonizing the body: state medicine and epidemic disease in nineteenth-century India. Berkeley, Cal.: University of California Press, 1993
  • RA Baker and RA Bayliss, ‘William John Ritchie Simpson (1855-1931): public health and tropical medicine’, Medical History, 31, (1987), 450-65
  • Peter Baldwin. Contagion and the state in Europe, 1830-1930.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999
  • Frank Barlow, ‘The King’s Evil’, The English Historical Review, 95, (1980), 3-27
  • Derrick Baxby, ‘Jenner, Edward (1749-1823)’, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2009 [http://www.oxfordnb.com/view/article/14749, accessed 2 Dec 2014]
  • Carol Benedict. Bubonic plague in nineteenth-century China. Stanford, Cal.: Stanford University Press, 1996
  • Marc Bloch. The royal touch: sacred monarchy and scrofula in England and France. London & Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1973 [1924] 
  • Helen Bynum. Spitting blood: the history of tuberculosis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011
  • WF Bynum. The history of medicine: a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford  University Press, 2008
  • IJ Catanach, ‘Plague and the tensions of empire: India, 1896-1918’ in: David Arnold (ed.) Imperial medicine and indigenous societies. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988 149-171
  • Rajnarayan Chandavarkar, ‘Plague panic and epidemic politics in India, 1896-1914’ in: Terence Ranger and Paul Slack (eds.) Epidemics and ideas: essays on the historical perception of pestilence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992 
  • Harold J Cook. The decline of the old medical regime in Stuart London. Ithaca, NY. : Cornell University Press, 1986
  • Robert Desowitz. Tropical diseases: 50,000 BC to 2500 AD. London: Fontana, 1998 [1997]
  • Mary Dobson, ‘Epidemics and the geography of disease’ in: Irvine Loudon (ed.) Western medicine: an illustrated history. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997  176-191
  • Rod Edmond. Leprosy and empire: a medical and cultural history. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006
  • Peter Elmer, 'Greatrakes, Valentine (1629-1683)', Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxfordnb.com/view/article/3681, accessed 26 Jan 2015]
  • Richard J Evans, ‘Epidemics and revolutions: cholera in nineteenth-century Europe’ in: Terence Ranger and Paul Slack (eds.) Epidemics and ideas: essays on the historical perception of pestilence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992, 149-174
  • John Ford. The role of the trypanosomiases in African ecology: a study of the tsetse fly problem. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971
  • Roger French and Andrew Wear (eds.) The medical revolution of the seventeenth century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989
  • Ian Glyn and Jenifer Glyn. The life and death of smallpox. London: Profile, 2005 [2004] 
  • Tony Gould. Don’t fence me in: leprosy in modern times. London: Bloomsbury, 2005
  • Anita Guerrini, ‘Mead, Richard (1673-1754)’, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxfordnb.com/view/article/18467, accessed 9 Dec 2014]
  • Christopher Hamlin. Cholera: the biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009
  • Christopher Hamlin. Public health and social justice in the age of Chadwick: Britain, 1800-1854. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998
  • Anne Hardy, ‘Creighton, Charles (1847-1927)’, Oxford dictionary of  national Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/73635, accessed 12 Nov 2014]
  • Mark Harrison, ‘Carter, Henry Vandyke (1831-1897)’, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2006 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/50532, accessed 12 Nov 2014]
  • Mark Harrison. Public health in British India: Anglo-Indian preventive medicine, 1859-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994
  • Mark Harrison. Disease and the modern world: 1500 to the modern day. Cambridge: Polity Press,  2004
  • Mark Harrison. Contagion: how commerce has spread disease. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2012
  • Mark Harrison. Medicine in an age of commerce and empire:  Britian and its tropical colonies, 1660-1830. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010
  • Simon Harrison, ‘Haygarth, John (1740-1827)’, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2006 [http://www.oxfordnb.com/view/article/12766, accessed 2 Dec 2014]
  • Donald R Hopkins. Princes and peasants: smallpox in history. Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 1983
  • Sanjiv Kakar, ‘Leprosy in British India, 1860-1940: colonial politics and missionary medicine’, Medical History, 40,  (1996), 215-230
  • Arno Karlen. Plague’s progress: a social history of man and disease. London: Indigo/Cassell, 1996 [1995] 
  • Helen King, ‘Hodges, Nathaniel (1629-1688)’, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 ; online edn, Jan 2007 [http: www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/13423, accessed 1 Dec 2014]
  • Kenneth F Kiple (ed.) The Cambridge world history of human disease. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993 
  • Royston Lambert. Sir John Simon (1816-1904) and English social administration. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1963
  • Christopher Lloyd and Jack LS Coulter. Medicine and the navy, 1200-1900: volume III -1714-1815.   Edinburgh: E & S Livingstone Ltd., 1961
  • Christopher Lloyd and Jack LS Coulter. Medicine and the navy, 1200-1900: volume IV-1815-1900. Edinburgh: E & S Livingstone, 1963
  • Francis M Lobo, ‘John Haygarth, smallpox and religious Dissent in eighteenth-century England’ in: Andrew Cunningham and Roger French (eds.) The medical enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006 [1990],  217-253
  •  Ian Lyle, ‘Browne, John (1642-1702/3?)’, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http;//www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/3681, accessed 1 Dec 2014]
  • Maryinez Lyons. The colonial disease: a history of sleeping sickness in northern Zaire, 1900-1940. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992
  • John J McElvey. Man against tsetse: struggle for Africa. Ithaca, NY.: Cornell University Press, 1973
  • JR McNeill, ‘Yellow fever, empire, and revolution: the political impacts of infectious disease in the Carribean region, 1640-1900’ in: Pekka Hämäläinen (ed.) When disease makes history: epidemics and great historical turning points. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press, 2006
  • William H McNeill. Plagues and peoples. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1979 [1976]
  • A Lloyd Moote and Dorothy C Moote. The great plague: the story of London’s most deadly year. Baltimore, MD. & London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004
  • M Morillon, B Mafart, T Matton, ‘Yellow fever in 19th century, in ecological aspects of past settlement in Europe’ in : P Bennike  et al (eds.)  European Anthropological Association, 2002 Biennial Yearbook. Budapest: Eőtvős University Press, 2002
  • Mwelwa C Musambachime, ‘The social and economic effects of sleeping sickness in Mweru-Luapula 1906-1922’, African economic history, 10 (1981), 151-173
  • Margaret Pelling. Cholera, fever and English medicine, 1825-1865. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978
  • John V Pickstone, ‘Dearth, dirt, and fever epidemics: rewriting the history of British ‘public health’, 1780-1850’ in: Terence Ranger and Paul Slack (eds.) Epidemics and ideas: essays on the historical perception of pestilence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992, 125-148
  • Roy Porter. The greatest benefit to mankind: a medical history of humanity from antiquity to the present. London: Harper Collins, 1997
  • Gwyn Prins, ‘But what was the disease ? The present state of health and healing in African studies’, Past and present, 124 (1989), 159-179
  • Radhika Ramasubban, ‘Imperial health in British India, 1857-1900’ in: Roy MacLeod and Milton Lewis (eds.) Disease, medicine, and empire: perspectives on western medicine and the experience of European expansion. London & New York: Routledge, 1988, 38-60
  • Ruth Richardson, ‘Henry Vandyke Carter (1831-1897)’ in: Gordon Bell, Arthur Credland and Ruth Richardson. HB Carter and Sons: Victorian watercolour drawing and the art of illustration. Pickering: Blackthorn Press, 2006, 32-68. 
  • Ruth Richardson, ‘Henry Vandyke Carter and contagion in India: anatomy, geography, morphology’ in: Robert Peckham and David M Pomfret (eds.) Imperial contagions: medicine, hygiene, and cultures of planning in Asia. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2013
  • James C Riley. Rising life expectancy: a global history. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001
  • Charles Rosenberg. Explaining epidemics and other studies in the history of medicine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992 
  • KF Russell, ‘John Browne, 1642-1702, a seventeenth-century surgeon, anatomist and plagiarist’, Bulletin of the history of medicine, 33 (1959), 393-414, 503-518
  • Richard B Sheridan. Doctors and slaves: a medical and demographic history of slavery in the British West Indies, 1680-1834. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985
  • Paul Slack. Plague: a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012
  • Stephanie J Snow, ‘Snow, John (1813-1858)’, Oxford dictionary of  national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2008 [http: www.oxfordnb/view/article/25979, accessed 1 Dec 2014]
  • Keith Thomas. Religion and the decline of magic: studies in popular beliefs in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973 [1971]
  • EA Underwood, ‘Charles Creighton: the man and his work’ in Charles Creighton, A history of epidemics in Britain. Second edition. London: Frank Cass & Co., 1965, 43-135
  • Megan Vaughan. Curing their ills: colonial power and African illness. Cambridge: Polity Press & Basil Blackwell, 1991
  • Peter Vinten-Johansen et al. Cholera, chloroform, and the science of medicine: a life of John Snow. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003
  • J Wallace, ‘Blane, Sir Gilbert, first baronet (1749-1834)’, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/2621, accessed 19 Jan 2015]
  • Malcolm Watson, ‘Simpson, Sir William John Ritchie (1855-1931)’, rev. Mary P Sutphen, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/36106, accessed 1 Dec 2014]
  • Sheldon Watts. Epidemics and history: disease, power and imperialism. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1999 [1997]
  • Andrew Wear. Knowledge and practice in English medicine, 1550-1680. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000
  • WW Webb, ‘Taylor, Robert (1710-1762)’, rev. Giles Hudson, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/27076, accessed 3 Dec 2014]
  • Gareth Williams. Angel of death: the story of smallpox. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
  • Anthony S Wohl. Endangered lives: public health in Victorian Britain. London: Methuen, 1983
  • Michael Worboys, ‘The spread of Western medicine’, in: Irvine Loudon (ed.) Western medicine: an illustrated history. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997  249-263.   
  • Michael Worboys, ‘Manson, Ross and colonial medical policy: tropical medicine in London and Liverpool, 1899-1914’ in: Roy Macleod and Milton Lewis (eds.) Disease, medicine, and empire: perspectives on western medicine and the experience of European expansion. London & New York: Routledge, 1988, 21-37
  • Michael Worboys, “The emergence of tropical medicine: a study in the establishment of a scientific speciality”, in: Gérard Lemaine et al (eds.) Perspectives on the emergence of scientific disciplines. The Hague & Paris: Mouton; Chicago: Aldine, 1976, 76-98
  • Michael Worboys. Spreading germs: disease theories and medical practice in Britain, 1865-1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000
  • Michael Worboys, ‘Klein, Edward Emanuel (1844-19250’, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http;//www.oxfordnb.com/view/article/57359, accessed 1 Dec 2014]
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