Wednesday, April 26, 2017
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Peter Green House 104
Please RSVP by Monday, April 24th by 5:00pm to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch will be served.
Please join Prerna Singh for a talk about her research on disease control in China and India at the next meeting of the East Asia Colloquium
Disease itself respects no boundaries. Yet polities with similar epidemiological, socioeconomic and demographic conditions, have had strikingly different levels of effectiveness in countering equivalently severe challenges posed by particular diseases. I seek to explore this puzzle through a comparative historical analysis of the attempts to control what is believed to be the deadliest disease to afflict mankind, smallpox, in the two matched coastal cities of Calcutta and Canton.